Professional Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Inc. located in the Metrowest region of Boston, MA has been providing rehabilitation services for over a decade.
Our company philosophy encourages patients to take an active role in their course of treatment. The level of communication between therapist and physician leads to patient satisfaction and outcome success of the highest level.
Professional Physical Therapy uses a similar communication approach with industrial clients.
Rapid response to injured workers is the hallmark of our company. We consult with industrial clients to develop successful strategies, which address worker's injuries and control costs.Offerings include:
All programs comply with proposed OSHA Ergonomic Standards.
Director of Corporate Services
Professional Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Inc
500 Franklin Village Drive Suite 104
Franklin MA 02038
Phone (508) 528-6100
Fax (508) 528-6304
INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS can help you! We provide businesses of all kinds
WHAT IS ERGONOMICS?
Also known as "human engineering", ergonomics is the application of physical laws to the actions inherent in work. It is the science, which applies principles of physiology and anatomy to the design and arrangement of objects in the workplace so that individuals and equipment interact most effectively and safely.
With millions of dollars spent annually due to workman's comp injuries and decreased worker productivity because of lost time, ergonomics is becoming an important factor ultimately effecting an organization's bottom line.
In an office setting, ergonomics involves adapting the workstation to the worker, not the opposite. It encompasses the entire work environment, lighting, chairs, desks, telephone, computers and workstations. However, merely installing proper equipment is not enough. Workers need to be educated. And, limiting the practice ergonomics to strickle office environment is not enough! IES has expanded the use of ergonomics to include the industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Ergonomics involves adjustments requirements to meet individual needs for the purpose of locating and maintaining the employee's posture in the neutral position, or normal body alignment. It makes sense that maintaining the body in the neutral position decreases stress and increases employee comfort, alertness and productivity.
The bottom line involves the convergence of two principles: 1) an ergonomics incorrect work area increases an employee's likelihood of developing muscle fatigue and strain to ligaments and spinal discs. Unattended, this can lead to more serious injuries, postural deformities, decreased range of movement, pain, headaches, numbness in the extremities as well as fatigue caused by decrease total lung expansion. 2) An employee who is not educated in the principles of ergonomics will not benefit themselves or their employer fully, even in a properly designed environment.
To educate employers and employees in ergonomics by providing the necessary tools through on-site demonstrations and lectures. To help employers evaluate and implement appropriate physical adjustments as well as equipment adjustments that will ultimately create a more efficient, effective workplace and increase employee comfort, alertness and productivity, positively effecting their bottom line. To keep employers current with proposed OSHA Ergonomics Standards. To motivate employees to accept responsibility for their working bodies, viewing themselves as workplace athletes whose well being is key to their success in and out of the workplace.
ABOUT THE OWNER:
A Connecticut native and 13-year resident of Massachusetts, Sandra C. Knox is an experienced physical therapist, licensed to practice in both states. During her 20-year career, Knox has served as a physical therapist as well as director for several physical therapy and sports medicine firms. As the Owner and President of Family & Sports Physical Therapy Plus, P.C. with offices in Lanesboro (est.1991) and Williamstown (est.1997), Massachusetts, Knox offers the most up-to-date therapeutic techniques in the field and has been invited by educators and health-care professionals to guest speak on related matters.
A member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Massachusetts Chapter, and Knox holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy form Quinnipiac College and regularly attends, as well as instructs, continuing education classes and certificate programs across the nation. To date, Knox has attended and participated in some 80 workshops and conferences ranging from advanced manual therapy to ergonomics and authored an article titled Applying Ergonomics To The Work Place, (Executive Health section of Berkshire Business Journal, February 1995 edition).
In addition to overseeing her full-time business, Knox serves as an Ergonomics consultant via her INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMIC SOLUTIONS, her consulting business, established in 1999. Knox travels to locations across the United States, educating both employers and employees on the importance of ergonomics, with a goal of helping companies develop and maintain a safe, effective and productive work environment.
When lecturing on site, Knox combines her expertise in ergonomics with hands-on experience. Currently, she is the only licensed physical therapist in western Massachusetts providing on-site ergonomics services to professional, industrial and manufacturing operations.
Sandra C. Knox, P.T…Physical Therapist, Health-Care Provider, Entrepreneur, Educator…A results-orientated professional with experience you can trust!
"Asking an employee to adapt to an improperly designed work area is like asking a woman to jog in high heels!"
Sandra C. Knox, P.T. and Ergonomist
Sandra C. Knox, P.T.
543 South Main Street
Lanesboro, MA 01237
Phone (413) 448-2928
Fax (413) 499-5410