The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center has been studying and evaluating proper computer workstation design and ergonomics for many years. We’ve found that significant problems can arise from improper body positioning, improper equipment, long periods of time working on the computer without breaks, and poor body conditioning. Some common problems include tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Our occupational therapists have presented numerous medical education seminars/workshops to healthcare professionals, employers and their management staff/employees and not-for-profit organizations on these topics, along with therapy approaches for minimizing the risk of upper extremity medical conditions.
We offer the following programs to help minimize the likelihood of developing a costly upper extremity medical problem. These programs are available to employers, plant physicians, case managers, occupational medicine physicians, family practitioners, and internists for their staff and patients:
Computer workstation design evaluation and assessment
Computer workstation modification program
Home flexibility exercise and education programs
If you have questions regarding your workstation or would like to schedule a consultation, contact the therapy department at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center (317) 872-5101.