Improper biomechanics and work related musculoskeletal disorders (such as certain back injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome) are the most prevalent, most expensive, and most preventable injuries in the country.
• An average of 300,000 workers can be spared from painful work related injuries with proper biomechanics and ergonomic training. (OSHA)
• Work related injuries are the most frequently reported causes of lost or restricted work time. (www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics)
• According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2013 work/ergonomic related injuries accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases. (www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics)
Small changes in your day-to-day posture and body-mechanics can ultimately lead to improved ergonomics and in time, improved pain and function. Let Ocean Physical Therapy guide you in training correct posture as well as proper lifting, reaching, and twisting techniques to better prepare you and assist you in living a pain free, healthy lifestyle at work and home.