Erin C. Fleig, Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, founded wirkspace ergonomics after an extensive career in the Financial District of lower Manhattan as a Certified Hand Therapist/ Occupational Therapist.
"The frequency of computer related pain I was seeing in the clinic was excessive and at that time I was unable to leave the office to evaluate patients at their desk where I knew I could identify the cause of their problems more accurately."
Although there is more awareness about computer related injury and larger companies will often provide "in house" ergonomic consultations, what seemed to be lacking was a thorough assessment of how the worker is actually functioning at their desk.
"...Not everyone needs a gel wrist rest and an expensive chair. When I would mock up a patient's desk in the clinic and watch them "work", it was evident why their pain was difficult to resolve. "
An occupational therapist is trained to examine the performance of an activity and identify the factors interfering with successful functioning. As a Certified Hand Therapist who specializes in injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, Erin is highly skilled in assessing positioning issues and providing clear, measurable solutions to decrease pain during computer use.
After building a successful hand therapy practice, Barrington Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, an opportunity to bring Erin's ergonomic skills into the workplace finally arose and in 2015 wirkspace ergonomics was born.
please feel free to email erin with any questions