HOW WE WORK
The Biopsychosocial approach allows Inspired Ergonomics to provide well rounded, effective solutions.
To support a truly healthy back, body and mind, we consider the following factors in all of our services:
An individual’s musculoskeletal health history and their anthropometrics (body measurements)
People’s beliefs, behaviours and past experiences all affect their mental health and physical wellbeing
The way someone interacts with others, their social support network both in and out of work, their culture and education all influence outcomes
Stopping the Cycle of Pain
During the early years of providing ergonomic workplace assessments, it became clear those that were experiencing back pain, had often struggled for years not knowing where to go or what products might help them. They were stuck in a pain cycle. Nichola founded Inspired Ergonomics and developed a service that provides bespoke, holistic advice to UK companies that includes addressing the mental and well as physical causes of pain and discomfort.
Providing a Road Map to Recovery
This approach helps to identify any particular barriers to an individual’s recovery. Pain and discomfort can be exacerbated by various factors, such as bad posture, injury, lack of exercise, illness, a musculoskeletal disorder and stress.
It is therefore optimal to address these issues and refer to other specialists, such as physiotherapists. We encourage our clients to take a proactive, positive route to the ongoing management and reduction of their symptoms.
We do this through:
- Detailed history of previous and current discomfort
- In-depth discussion of working tasks and behaviours
- Observation of posture and ergonomics training to supplement any changes that are made to the workstation
- Ergonomics advice, including contributing risk factors outside the workplace
- Advice on active working and changing behaviours for long term benefits
- When necessary, bespoke training around individual requirements such as use of sit stand desks, hot desking and agile working
Assessment of clients’ other routes to recovery include:
- Exercise routine
- Advice offered by other specialists, e.g. physiotherapist, surgeon, osteopath, chiropractor
- Steps to reduce stress