What is it?
An online workstation assessment is a dual examination of the person’s workspace and their musculoskeletal health. As trained physiotherapists and ergonomic experts, we are specifically checking for any ergonomic issues in the workspace or the worker’s activity which might be contributing to pain or problems, or have the potential to do so. Our goal is to identify any risk factors and give you practical solutions to address and resolve them.
What is involved?
An experienced physiotherapist will listen to the person’s history to learn more about their work duties, working pattern, workstation set-up, medical history, activity, pain and goals. We will ask the person to show us their workstation on the video-call so that we can identify any ergonomic issues. We will use all of this information, combined with our clinical knowledge, to identify any factors that are causing or have the potential to cause pain or injury.
After the initial consultation, the person will receive an individualised plan to complete, which may include stretches, strengthening, postural changes, changes to their workstation set-up or lifestyle changes. Follow up appointments are recommended by the physiotherapist only if necessary; these would help determine the course of treatment, and progress the person’s rehab.
Benefits for remote workers
Many office workers are now asked to work from home. This presents unique ergonomic challenges such as working in a new space that has not been set up with workplace health guidelines. We are here to support you and your company in making sure that the workstation is safe and suitable for use, and in-keeping with HSA guidelines.
What the client can expect
At Mid West Physiotherapy, we are experts in the area of workstation assessments. We have been doing workstation assessments for 10 years and it is a subject that we particularly love as not only can we resolve pain, but we can also prevent problems from happening in the first place!
In choosing us you know that we have extensive background knowledge in anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, and prevention of injuries. You can expect a professional and thorough assessment, aimed at resolving any current pain issues and identifying any potential problems. You will receive recommendations and an action plan straight away so that you can put any necessary changes into effect. We are solution-minded people, and always focus on delivering practical, sensible and appropriate solutions.
How to book an online workstation assessment?
You can set up an online workstation assessment by contacting us. Our videocall system is really easy to use. You don’t need any special apps or equipment; all you need is a smart device or computer with video and audio, plus a decent internet connection and an up to date browser. Your confirmation email will contain a link to your virtual appointment, and we will “ring” you at your appointment time.
Appointments are available within 48 hours and you can also be seen by the same physiotherapist in person if follow up is needed – that way you are seeing someone you are already familiar with.
We have created a free download with some guidelines on setting up a workstation. Click here to view.