Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Physiotherapy Singapore
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Ergonomics is the applied study of designing equipment, aids and
environments that fits tasks and work to the worker. Our physiotherapy
and occupational therapy department treats a lot of workers who sustain
injuries such as repetitive strain injuries (carpal tunnel syndrome,
trigger finger, trigger point etc) as well as other related injuries
such as ankle sprains, and musculoskeletal injuries occurred at the
This led us to look for the source of the
problems, since we were mainly dealing with the end-user symptoms, and
we found that oftentimes, it is the workplace (work office, home
environment or even during play such as golf) that accounts for the
development and/or aggravation of injuries.
physiotherapists and occupational therapists, we study the human
factors and the interactions of people and the elements of their systems
(data, methods, principles) to maximize and optimize worker well being
and overall productivity and performance from a systemic point of view.
Our ergonomics goals are two folds: boosting/maintaining health, and
boosting/maintaining productivity. This, in itself, makes sense,
relevant even. The employers rely on employees and workers for
productivity, and not only does productivity suffers when an employee is
injured, the employee is also unable to participate effectively in
their own roles as mothers/fathers, house duties etc.
ergonomical and human factors design is necessary to reduce risks of
repetitive strain injuries, which develop over years, and it will boost
and bolster bottom line of productivity and worker esteem.
injuries can be severe, and can include symptoms such as pain,
crampings and aches, numbness and pins and needles. These contribute to
decreased effectiveness and efficacy, temporary or permanent disability.
Some common causes are poor work human factors (environmental layout and
design), repetitive pressure and/or strains, heavy tasks such as
lifting, pushing or pulling of heavy objects. Even sitting too long can
be poor to the worker's posture and health, in the long run, if the
design and equipment is unsuitable.
problems are prolonged poor postures, exposure to stimuli such as heat,
vibrations or cold, or simply it's an unsafe working environment with
high risk of injuries.
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy interventions will address issues pertaining mainly to:
- injury prevention at the workplace
- returning to work within reasonable time frames
- injury management and rehabilitation (physiotherapy and hand therapy)
- health and wellness programs such as core strengthening to prevent postural injuries
and workstation assessments for employers to ensure a safe and
productive-designed workplace for their key assets, their employees.
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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