Thinking about an ergonomic workstation assessment in Albury Wodonga?
At Sports & Spinal, we have Osteopaths who can deliver ergonomic assessments and training to Albury Wodonga and surrounds. Combining our Osteopathic understanding of injuries and how the body works, with additional training in ergonomics, we believe we can deliver an ergonomic assessment unlike any other in Albury Wodonga.
So, what is ergonomics?
Workplace set up and ergonomic training is recognised as one of the most important factors in workplace health and safety today. Many underlying causes of musculoskeletal pain and injuries that we commonly see in the clinic can be avoided by simple changes in workplace set up or with the advice of ergonomic training (sitting/standing posture being the big one!).
If you are sitting or standing for long periods of time at work, then it is essential that the environment be adjusted to fit you. Unfortunately, anyone working in a poorly designed ergonomic work place is destined for pain and injury – it is merely a matter of time before the body has had enough.
What is involved?
All workplace set up and ergonomic assessments are performed by our Osteopaths, who have extensive knowledge of the current ergonomic research findings and workplace legislations. We currently cater for both small and large groups and offer clients a variety of ways to provide ergonomic assessments and advice – this can range from group presentations to one on one brief or extended consults.
How do we find out more?
If you have any queries about what ergonomic package might best suit your workplace, please contact us today!
What to expect in your consult?
Your initial consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant past history, including previous injuries and medical history, followed by a physical exam to determine not only the diagnosis but also find the root cause of your problem. This will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be formulated to accommodate your needs.
The treatment itself will vary from individual to individual, but will often include a combination of hands on therapies, dry needling, taping, advice, exercise prescription as well as other options.
Osteopaths are covered by most Private Health insurance schemes. To be sure you are covered please consult your insurance policy. We have HICAPs facilities available for those with Private Health so you can automatically claim your treatment and only have to pay the gap.
No referral is necessary to come to our clinic.
Osteopaths like to be thorough and hence our consults tend to take half an hour on average.
It is advised that you arrive between 5 and 10 minutes prior to your initial consult as you are required to fill out a new patient and informed consent forms before treatment can commence.