Experts in Ergonomic Analysis, Education and Exercises.

 


© 2014 iPM Occupational Therapy                                                                                           ryandueck@ipmot.ca

                              


Workers often find themselves in postures considered at higher risk (ex. bending, overhead reaching) simply due to the nature of their work.  We can’t ask an electrician to avoid reaching overhead but we can offer simple strategies that allow the body parts to manage the work safely and productively.








  


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Separating the evidence from common wisdom

You might be someone who:


  1. 1.  Experiences discomfort or soreness that interferes with your  life at work or home and aren’t sure what to do.

  2. 2.  Is frustrated with the infinite amount of ‘expert’ advice on the internet, making it impossible to know which strategies work for preventing repetitive strain injuries.

  3. 3.  Feels overwhelmed with employees telling you they are sore and need change.

  4. 4.  Lacks confidence in knowing what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the right exercises or ergonomic solutions.

  5. 5.  Is a Health and Safety Representative for your workplace who needs a resource for equipment or a plan to help workers relieve symptoms.



What we do:

     iPM Occupational therapy uses three research-based strategies to

     help you stop repetitive strain injuries:


    Ergonomic Analysis of equipment and work stations.

    Education for safety personnel and health talks for workers.

    Exercises specific to the type of work being performed.



    Research supports ergonomic interventions that simultaneously        

    address people, process and place as opposed to isolated, 

    independent approaches.  - Brand (2008)

Industries that benefit from our services:


  1. Office workers/computer users

  2. Lab Technicians

  3. Construction Workers

  4. Dental Professionals

  5. Health Care Workers

  6. Cleaners

  7. Labourers

  8. Butchers/Meat Cutting

  9. Trades (Welders, Carpenters, Plumbers)


People often seek ‘expert’ advice from the internet about ergonomic solutions. Unfortunately, the messages we see are often based on marketing gimmicks or common wisdom instead of research evidence.


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What is Ergonomics?


Ergonomics is a science that analyzes the relationship between the equipment, the environment and the person.  The key is to piece them together for the right fit.


Purchasing an “ergonomic” chair or automated equipment is only one piece of the puzzle and is not always the best solution.

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