Ergonomics | UnityPoint - Fort Dodge, Iowa

The Proper Match between Work Task, Work Tools, and Your Body

The proper match between work task, work tools, and the human body is called ergonomics. Information gained from this science applies to the design of office equipment and environments. The study of workplace performance and problems has also produced many tips that can be used to help prevent pain and injury at jobs.

An occupational or physical therapist specially trained in ergonomics can help evaluate and provide recommendations to reduce job stress. The assessment can be done on one specific job task.