Ergonomics and Injury Prevention Physiotherapy Singapore

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 workplace.

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.

As 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.

Proper 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.

Work-related 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.

Other possible 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:

  1. injury prevention at the workplace
  2. returning to work within reasonable time frames
  3. injury management and rehabilitation (physiotherapy and hand therapy)
  4. health and wellness programs such as core strengthening to prevent postural injuries
  5. workplace 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

Phoenix 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 solution.

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We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients.

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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, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).

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 (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).

The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at +6588001830 or email, thanks!

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Your physio, hand therapy and rehab with us may be covered under your medical insurance or cashless - find out more here.


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