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“Ergonomics is more than just having a comfortable chair to sit in”. 


Cobblestone Ergonomic Programs

1/ In Office Workstation Assessment for employees

Employees receive a thorough In-Office workstation evaluation, equipment adjustment assistance, healthy posture and movement coaching as well as a comprehensive report.

2/ Home Office Workstation Assessments

A one-on-one virtual ergonomics assessment specifically for home office workers. Designed to prevent and reduce joint and muscle pain associated with poor home office ergonomics.

3/ Exercise and Movement Based Training Program For Specific Workplaces

There are a lot of job out there that require repetitive or prolonged postures/activities over long shifts. We can design specific exercise and movement based training programs for your staff based on what your employees have to do each day. Whether this is a pre-shift warm up or daily exercise programs for your staff – We Can Help with our movement specialists!

What Is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the discipline that promotes safe, efficient, and healthy interactions between individuals and their work environments. Our goal at Cobblestone Medicine and Rehab Centres is to provide employees with the knowledge and tools to identify and resolve risk in their work area, as well as to improve behavioural habits to achieve a healthy work environment.

Having an ergonomic workstation means that your desk and the things on it are arranged in such a way, that they prevent injury and are well within reach and use. An ergonomic workstation also promotes good posture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. An ergonomically designed workstation promotes good posture and helps to:

  • Keep bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles are being used properly.
  • Help decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that could result in arthritis.
  • Decrease the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.
  • Prevent the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions.
  • Counter fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy.
  • Prevent strain or overuse problems.
  • Avert backache and muscular pain.

Goals Of Our Program

  • Early Intervention for potential workplace injury
  • Reduce MSK complaints of the employee experiencing signs and symptoms
  • Avoid potential future injury
  • Improve workplace productivity and culture
  • Appropriate workplace responses for monitored and graduated return-to-duties that allowed people to stay at work while they navigated both their work and home/lifestyle-related aches and pains.

Proper ergonomics play an instrumental role in how effectively you accomplish work and will help prevent suffering from work-related injuries due to strain and overuse. In the diagram below you will find both sitting and standing workstation recommendations to achieve a proper ergonomic workstation.

seated ergonomic workstation

SITTING: Body position guidelines

  • Lower back supported by a lumbar curve
  • Bottom & Thighs distributed pressure
  • ARMS minimal bend at the wrist
  • The area behind the knee not touching the seat
  • Feet flat on the floor or on a footrest
  • Wrists and hands do not rest on sharp or hard edges
  • The telephone should be used with your head upright (not bent) and your shoulders relaxed (not elevated)


Standing Ergonomics

STANDING: Working Guidelines

  • Precision Work – above elbow height
  • Light Work – just below elbow height
  • Heavy Work – 4-6 inches below elbow height

Book An In-Office or Home Assessment Today!

Our Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Occupational therapists have experience working with patients to improve posture and ergonomics. Our therapists will go into your workplace and arrange a patient’s workplace, making it ergonomically efficient.

Contact us to see if we can help you and your workplace!