Edison, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/27/2016 -- Ergonomics program aimed at reducing repetitive stress injuries now offered to Federal Business Center employees by Raritan Physical Therapy.
Employees of the Federal Business Center now have access to an ergonomic workplace program that is aimed at helping relieve repetitive motion-related injuries.
"Doing the same thing over and over again without a break can cause real problems. One of the most common problems found in the workplace today is carpal tunnel syndrome. If you spend a lot of time typing, you could develop this problem," said Joe Simon, owner of Raritan Physical Therapy center in Edison. "But that's just one of the problems that people can have."
OSHA lists repetitive strain injuries as the most common and most costly workplace health problem today. Making matters worse is many of these problems could be avoided with just a few changes in the workplace, Mr. Simon said.
"If you have neck and upper back pain and you're sitting in front of a computer all day, then how you are sitting may be the culprit. Poor posture will create all kinds of pain, including headaches," he said. "If you can adjust how you sit to make your back straighter and take pressure off significant points, then the pain should go away."
Raritan will come out to the workplace to see what can be done, including offering posture suggestions and evaluations of the furniture and equipment in the office.
"A lot of times we find that just a few minor and inexpensive changes are all it takes. That cost is a lot less than medical intervention and time away from work," he said.
Raritan's program has three main elements:
- Evaluation and Treatment. "We come in and evaluate. We make suggestions. We give the employees a list of 'do's and don'ts' for work," Mr. Simon said.
- Fitness. Losing weight is a key part of health. Raritan will help employees lose extra pounds and keep them off with a physical therapist-led fitness routine.
- Exclusive access to help. Through the ergonomics program, employees have ready access to specialists in several fields, including podiatrists, orthopedics, nutritionists and personal trainers.
"It's all about keeping people healthy and happy. If people go to work and know they will be in pain by the end of the day, they are not going to be happy and they will not be productive," Mr. Simon said. "If we can change things so people go home pain-free at the end of the day, then they will work better and harder."
For more information about the program and what it offers, visit http://raritanpt.com/federal-business-center-ergonomic-program.
About Joseph Simon, DPT
Joseph Simon, DPT has practiced physical therapy for over 10 years and was trained as a manual therapist with continuing degrees in mechanical diagnosis and therapy. Dr. Simon has combined his passion of fitness, sports rehabilitation, and physical therapy with his education and years of experience to achieve faster, more effective results for his clients.
About Raritan Physical Therapy
Raritan Physical Therapy is committed to providing their clients the latest in fitness and injury rehabilitation from therapists with a combined 15 years' experience in physical therapy and sports rehabilitation. Unlike typical physical therapy offices, the therapists at Raritan employ a new, multi-disciplinary approach to the practice of physical therapy and fitness. They have an excellent track record of success treating back pain caused by strains, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, spondylolisthesis or whiplash injuries. Their sports therapy program attracts injured amateur and professional athletes in football, basketball, baseball, track, gymnastics and other disciplines while their Youth Sports Development Program helps prevent overuse and over-training injuries in young athletes before they become a chronic problem.
Raritan Physical Therapy also works with area businesses on office ergonomics and back pain prevention and treatment for workers. Raritan Physical Therapy serves patients in Edison, Piscataway, Middletown, Woodbridge Township and surrounding New Jersey neighborhoods.
Raritan Physical Therapy
16 Campus Drive
Edison NJ 08837
Contact: Joe Simon