Ergonomic Analysis and Training

Ergonomic Analysis & Training

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs.  Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are conditions in which:

  1. The environment of the workplace and the execution of the work itself has a significant impact on the resulting condition
  2. The nature of the work and the workplace itself result in the aggravation of the condition and cause the condition to persist for a longer period of time

Examples of work conditions that may lead to WMSDs include routine lifting of heavy objects, continuous repetitive strain on the hands and wrists, daily exposure to whole-body vibration, routine overhead work, work with the neck in chronic flexed or side-bent position, or performance of repetitive forceful tasks.  WMSDs typically produce pain symptoms involving the neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist, and back.  Common WMSDs are:

  • Sprains, strains, and tears
  • Back injuries and back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Arthritis

WMSDs result in approximately 130 million total annual healthcare visits to physician offices, hospitals, and emergency rooms.  It is estimated that the economic burden of WMSDs as tabulated by claim expenses, lost wages, and diminished productivity lies between $45 and $54 billion annually.

Virtual Therapy Partners has designed interventional therapeutic programs addressing WMSDs to help employers reduce lost productivity, prevent high-volume/high-dollar claim expenses, and curtail absenteeism and presenteeism in the workplace.  VTP’s comprehensive, meticulous, and aggressive approach to WMSD diagnosis, treatment, and prevention establishes a satisfied, productive workforce while demonstrating a clear Return on Investment to the employer.

All the VTP Ergonomic Training Programs include:

  • Expert physical and occupational therapists assessing, diagnosing, and establishing rehabilitative programs for employees as clinically necessitated
  • Education and training focused on general ergonomics awareness (e.g., lifting and lowering, pushing and pulling, carrying, risk factors such as posture, repetitive motions, and vibration)
  • Detailed task analysis and instruction to observe, identify, and eliminate risk factors for WMSDs
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VTP's Ergonomic Programs

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Enterprise-wide Ergonomic Evaluation:

This program establishes a rapid, cost-effective workplace ergonomic evaluation for all employees so to prevent WMSDs from occurring among your workforce.  Our highly-trained therapists virtually evaluate every single employee to:

  • establish immediate corrections of employee posture and biomechanical form
  • train for behavioral modification techniques for long-term pattern correction
  • advise on equipment placement, utilization of tools, and space layout to optimize performance while minimizing detrimental biomechanical impact

The Enterprise-wide Ergonomic Evaluation Program is ideal for workplaces in which the vast majority of the employees have no MSD symptoms and have a generally low-risk work environment.  Therefore, this program is best for situations such as:

  • Workplace Health & Wellness Program Development
  • Workstation Redesigning & Renovating
  • Office-wide Equipment Upgrading
  • New Workplace Establishment
  • New Employees Onboarding

Preventative Ergonomic Assessment:

This program involves a detailed analysis of employees that are actively presenting with symptoms of WMSDs as well as those that are performing tasks that place them at-risk for developing WMSDs.  For every at-risk employee in your organization, the Preventative Ergonomic Assessment Program:

  • establishes a full-scope physical and occupational therapy program
  • rectifies workstation layout, equipment interaction, and task techniques
  • details future workstation modifications necessitated to mitigate risk

VTP will provide you with a comprehensive report regarding an overall assessment of the work environment, established changes to workstations, and potential future directions for enhancing the workplace with a focus on employee health, wellness, and safety.

Employees will also obtain total, 24/7 access to:

  • VTP’s telemedicine portal to perform their real-time, one-on-one teletherapy sessions with their VTP therapists
  • therapist-assigned exercise videos, notes, charts, and medical records
  • full communication and messaging capabilities with their VTP therapists
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Return-to-Work Ergonomic Intervention:

This program is designed for employees who either:

  • already have a recorded worker’s compensation or disability claim on file
  • are in need of return-to-work and/or stay-at-work therapy
  • have a physician’s order for rehabilitation or ergonomic treatment
  • require help to mitigate on-or-off the job biomechanical risks

VTP’s Return-to-Work Ergonomic Intervention Program incorporates full-scope physical and occupational therapy programs for employees and further adds maintenance therapy protocols to:

  • track and resolve symptoms
  • retain and advance recovery status
  • verify therapeutic compliance
  • ensure program adherence
  • prevent re-injury


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Parth Mori

They have excellent knowledge. VTP helped my mom regarding her neck pain and migraine problems, and that really worked and was so convenient! I definitely recommend therapy here.

Parth Mori

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Joseph deGuzman

Awesome provider! Very knowledgeable and caring staff. Highly recommended!

Joseph deGuzman

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Andrew Chick

Highly recommend VTP. I was experiencing some mid to lower back pain/sciatic pain, to the point that it was starting to adversely affect my day, and connected with Justin. He couldn’t have been more friendly, thorough, and ultimately, helpful. Justin gave me a comprehensive list of stretches/exercises, with video examples, specifically tailored to address my lumbar and sciatic issues. My back has improved drastically and Justin even took it upon himself to follow up with me, without me reaching out, to see how I was doing. Couldn’t be happier with the service and will undoubtedly use them again in the future, should I have any more issues.

Andrew Chick

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Sunil Casuba

I HIGHLY recommend VTP. I have seen a quick improvement in my neck and back after following a couple sessions and routines from VTP! VTP adapts to your schedule and needs really well and really cares for you!

Sunil Casuba