Researchers say “sitting is the new smoking” - sitting for long periods of time can have negative impacts on your health comparable to smoking a pack a day. As technology advances and people spend more time working on computers, they are also spending more time staring at screens and sitting each day. What can you be doing for your employees to mitigate the negative impact a desk job can have on their health?
Maximize Human Capabilities (Max OT) is a company that truly lives up to its name. Founder Lorraine Mischuck and her team specialize in functional capacity evaluations, functional cognitive assessments, job demands analysis and multiple additional facets of ergonomics and occupational therapy services.
Their clinical practice provides ergonomic assessments, home and personal care assessments, and worksite assessments to provide recommendations for accommodations that can be made to better improve the day to day experience of employees. Return to work programs, permanent impairment assessments, medical & legal consultation, and community based psychosocial rehabilitation also fall within the scope of their expertise. Complimentary to their clinical offerings Maximize Human Capabilities also provides direct employer based services.
The occupational therapists of Max OT are able to conduct within the workplace Ergonomic Analysis and Training, Post-Offer-Pre-Employment Testing, Employee Early Intervention, and Workplace Accommodation Evaluations. Though the terms may be intimidating, ultimately these analyses decide the ideal workstation design to promote both mental and physical productivity and positivity in the workplace - completely maximizing the capabilities of employees.