Ergonomics Assessment in the Workplace

Poor posture and ineffective workplace ergonomics are the leading causes of back pain and muscle stiffness. Ergonomics can improve the health and well-being of employees while also promoting productivity and efficiency.

There’s a certain way we should be sitting at our desk and be positioned in order to prevent stiffness and pain, but what does that look like? Here are a few tips:

  • The top of your computer monitor should be lined up directly with your eyeline so that while you’re working you can keep your head in a nice, neutral, and comfortable position.
  • There should be enough room on your desk to rest your forearms to prevent your upper neck muscles to overwork and support the weight of your arms.
  • Your lower back should be touching the chair ideally in a neutral or slightly extended position. If you need to, feel free to add a pillow to get in this position.
  • Your feet should be flat on the floor with your knees bent at roughly 90 degrees.

If you’re struggling with your ergonomic setup, contact Tx:Team today to find out how you can set up a personalized ergonomic assessment.

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    Prehab to Prevent Injuries

    One of our innovative approaches to physical therapy at Tx:Team is Prehab. We focus on the prevention of injuries before an issue or pain arises. What does Prehab look like in terms of physical therapy? From ergonomic assessments in office environments to movement engagement for workers in the manufacturing setting, we can help.

    The applications of Prehab are endless and they can end up saving companies and patients money in unneeded care. If you would like to learn more about preventing injuries from happening, fill out the form below:

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      Virtual Physical Therapy

      The way that jobs are done has changed quite a bit in the past few years and physical therapy is no different. Since the pandemic began, a need for physical therapy in a virtual setting has grown exponentially and here at Tx:Team, we are ensuring we are delivering on this need. Individuals want to have services from the privacy of their own home or worksite, and virtual services enable better adherence to their plan of care.

      Tx:Team provides a fully virtual physical therapy service when the situation calls for it, and we do this on a safe and HIPAA-compliant platform that works on any web browser with no downloads needed. All you need to do is simply join the virtual waiting room at the time of your appointment and you will be connected to your physical therapist.

      While in-person visits are still preferred in certain situations, the outcomes data from FOTO supports the effectiveness of virtual physical therapy. FOTO is the top outcomes data platform in the U.S. with over 9.5 million encounters and more than 24,000 clinicians inputting results – and Tx:Team is ranked in the top 4% nationally on this platform..

      If you are looking for the most effective virtual physical therapy experience on the market today, contact us at Tx: Team.

      Pre-Work Screening Program

      There are over 2.9 million non-fatal work injuries per year. Of those injuries, about 30% of them end up being musculoskeletal cases including sprains, strains, and tears that end up costing an average of $30k per case.

      Workplace musculoskeletal injuries are often the most expensive of occupational injuries and also account for productivity loss and days away from work.

      Wouldn’t it be beneficial if you could identify the risks of work-related musculoskeletal injuries before they happen? That’s where Tx:Team’s pre-work screening program comes in.

      Our test replicates the roles and responsibilities that will be required of the employees while they’re on the job. Once we assess the functions of a job, we can plan and implement a strategy to prevent future injuries for current employees while also setting a baseline of what is required when hiring future employees.

      Watch this short video to learn more about our success with the pre-work screening program, and fill out the form below if you’re interested in partnering with Tx:Team.

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        What’s Good for the Employee is Good for the Employer

        As an employer, when you have healthier employees, you achieve more productivity and maintain a healthy bottom line. By delivering early treatment options and preventative care through physical therapy, your employees will be in better health and have an improved quality of life. This saves your employees money and also saves you, the employer, on your health plan expenses.

        At Tx:Team, our FOTO data, Net Promoter Score and patient satisfaction results show that we are consistently delivering superior outcomes and getting employees back to work with higher efficiency and effectiveness. Watch this quick video to learn more about how a Physical-Therapy First model can help address MSK spend.

        Our patients get better faster with almost three fewer visits than our competitors, which saves the employee time but also allows them to be more productive at work. Do you want to learn more about Tx:Team? Contact us today:

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          A Physical Therapy-First Approach to Chronic Pain

          Chronic pain is affecting approximately 116 million people annually and this number continues to grow. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the cost associated with these issues is $560–$635 billion every year in the U.S. for medical treatment, interrupted work time, and lost wages.

          A Physical-Therapy First approach offers solutions to increase functionality, reduce or eliminate pain, and avoid or recover from surgery at much lower costs. At Tx:Team, our FOTO data, Net Promoter Score and patient satisfaction results show that we are consistently delivering superior outcomes and getting employees back to work with higher efficiency and effectiveness. Watch this quick video to learn more about how we address chronic pain issues through physical therapy:

          At Tx:Team, we’ve been perfecting this physical therapy-first approach for almost 40 years and we routinely show above average results and much fewer visits than our competitors. Fill out this form to learn more about why working with us is good therapy:

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            Physical Therapy to Combat Musculoskeletal Costs

            Musculoskeletal Costs are a top three expense on most health plans, and on some they’re even number one. This trend is not going anywhere, and if anything they are increasing. At Tx:Team, we’re looking to combat that. Dan is here to explain how:

            At Tx:Team, we are committed to getting our patients better faster and getting them out of the seemingly endless healthcare loop. Fill out this form to learn more about why working with us is good therapy:

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