Occupational Healthcare Management

Physio and Ergonomics

In the modern workplace, the importance of physiotherapy and ergonomics cannot be overstated. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in restoring movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability. Ergonomics, on the other hand, focuses on designing the workplace and tasks to fit the worker, thereby enhancing safety, comfort, and productivity. Prohms is at the forefront of integrating these two disciplines to promote a healthy and efficient work environment.

About Prohms

Understanding Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession dedicated to working with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function throughout their lifespan. It has a holistic approach, involving the patient directly in their own care. This therapy is beneficial for a wide range of health conditions, particularly those affecting the:

● Bones, joints, and soft tissue
● Brain or nervous system
● Heart and circulation
● Lungs and breathing

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The Role of Ergonomics

The Role of Ergonomics

Ergonomics, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is the science of designing the job to fit the worker, rather than forcing the worker’s body to fit the job. It encompasses three major aspects:

Physical Ergonomics: Deals with bodily responses to physical and physiological work demands.
Cognitive Ergonomics: Involves mental processes, such as perception, memory, reasoning, and motor response, as they affect interactions among humans and other elements of a system.
Organisational Ergonomics: Concerns the optimisation of socio-technical systems, including their organisational structures, policies, and processes.

Prohms’ Approach to Physiotherapy and Ergonomics

Tailoring physiotherapy sessions to meet individual needs, focusing on restoring movement and preventing future injuries.

Conducting thorough evaluations of the workplace to ensure that the tasks, workstations, and work tools are ergonomically aligned with the workers.

Providing education on posture, lifting techniques, and other preventive strategies to reduce the risk of work-related injuries.

Offering continuous support and advice to ensure long-term health and well-being of employees.

The Benefits of Integrating Physiotherapy and Ergonomics

Integrating physiotherapy and ergonomics at the workplace brings numerous benefits:

Reduced Risk of Injury: Proper ergonomic design can significantly lower the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
Enhanced Productivity: A comfortable and well-designed work environment boosts employee productivity and satisfaction.
Improved Health Outcomes: Regular physiotherapy can aid in quicker recovery from injuries and prevent chronic conditions.

Physio and Ergonomics
Physio and Ergonomics


At Prohms, we are committed to enhancing the health and productivity of your workforce through our expert physiotherapy and ergonomic services. By understanding the unique needs of each individual and workplace, we aim to create a healthier, more efficient, and more comfortable work environment for everyone.