Movement assessments ultimately reduce costs.
Muscle and tissue imbalances ultimately create body stiffness, soreness that leads to what is called Musculoskeletal Disorder, or MSD. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2010, one-third of workplace injury or illness is due to MSD. Lessening the risk of workers developing MSD is achievable, according to the mounting literature-based evidence.
Working in jobs that require physical capabilities requires the maintenance of that physical level. OSHA and NIOSH offer recommendations for work task movement assessments and resolution that reduce the ultimate MSD and associated injury cost.
Movement assessments boost productivity.
Fatigue has a serious impact on productivity. Body fatigue leads to decreased capability for job demands. Physical fatigue leads to mental fatigue and an inability to properly focus on the task at hand. Movement assessments help to resolve many of the awkward movements that cause both physical and mental fatigue, thereby maintaining a high level of productivity.
Movement assessments ultimately improve product quality.
Better designed work movement results in the necessary mental clarity to produce quality products.
Movement assessments foster better employee / employer relations.
When employees see and experience changes at their work station that better help to normalize movements they need to perform, it becomes an added benefit: an employee who is not so mentally fatigued and physically sore at the end of the day, can go on with energy to the rest of their life outside of work. This benefit, then, is attributed to the employer who helped them feel better through attention to their work environment.
Movement assessments cultivate better safety practices.
Movement assessments are education for everyone. Everyone learns and is then able to utilize the newly learned material in other areas of the workplace. Soon a team effort flourishes to reduce awkward movements throughout the organization, improving safety practices throughout.
At Physical Performance Solutions, we use posture and movement assessments to:
- Head off debilitating injuries
- Specifically, identify muscle tissue that is not working normally
- Apply customized soft tissue mobilizations to restore the relative motion in and between tissues
- Establish fitness and movement programs to restore more efficient muscle capabilities
By providing this type of evaluation, your physical abilities for work, home, and sport will continue to excel.