Genesis Chiropractic - Treatment & Therapies - Ergonomic Assessments

Salt Lake City & Holladay, Utah

Ergonomic Assessments

Genesis Chiropractic offers Ergonomic Assessments to individuals and organizations in the Holladay and Salt Lake City areas. Dr. Tiffani Fries will come into your office and inspect your workspace and talk to you about your work habits. She will then make recommendations that may include changing the position of your keyboard or your chair, recommend changes on how you lift things and talk to you about taking regular breaks.

Companies who have experienced an ergonomic assessment tend to have fewer workplace injuries, fewer sick days, lower workers compensation costs. The employees have less discomfort from conditions such as back pain, poor posture, and carpal tunnel syndrome. They become more focused on wellness.

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What Can You Expect from Ergonomic Assessments?

The first thing that Dr. Fries will do is sit down and discuss what your condition is. She will ask you specific questions about your job and work habits. She will discuss your work breaks and diet. She will do a physical examination.

If needed, you will have a spinal adjustment and may be referred for other treatment depending on your situation. She will counsel you on any postural and behavioral changes you should make. She will even discuss nutrition as it all applies to the balance of the body as a whole. She will give you stretches and exercises that will help.

What Can Ergonomic Assessments Help Treat?

  • Poor Posture
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Hand & Wrist Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Spine Subluxation
  • Headaches

Frequently Asked Questions

Ergonomics is the process of assessing and redesigning /arranging a person’s workspace and work systems to fit the workers. Its ultimate goal is to improve the workspace and work environment to minimize the chance of injury, both sudden as well as repetitive motion injuries.

Injuries that can be prevented with the proper ergonomic set-up include carpal tunnel syndrome, neck, and arm pain. Repetitive stress injuries and cumulative trauma disorders cost organizations millions of dollars in Workers Compensation every year. By redesigning your workspace in an ergonomic manner, you reduce your risk of injuring yourself.

Good ergonomics includes making sure that you don’t sit in one position for too long. When you do, muscles get tired and your posture suffers as well as leaving you vulnerable to injury. When you work, don’t overextend your arms or legs as that causes abnormal stress on your joints. Learning to extend your joints no further than the halfway mark in your range of motion is healthier. Finally, use your larger muscles for lifting. This is where the term “lift with your knees and not with your back” comes from.

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Interested in Ergonomic Assessments? Reach out to Dr. Tiffani Fries and Genesis Chiropractic to request information or an appointment!

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