The Benefits of Using an Occupational Therapist ~

Barb pictured here providing an Ergonomic Training.

Barb Phillips, occupational therapy practitioner, is an expert in the structure and function of the human body and the effects of illness and injury. She will determine how the components of the workplace can either facilitate a healthy and efficient environment, or are an environment that could cause injury or illness. Occupational therapist, Barb, will identify hazards that may contribute to on-the-job injury, and will consult and partner with your organization to  determine how they can be eliminated.

As an occupational therapy owned business, what can Ergo Life Solutions offer? Since occupational therapists are trained medical professionals, they have an advantage when working with employees who are injured, living with or managing pain on a daily basis. Many employees are uncomfortable but are hesitant to report their discomfort. At least 80% of employees experience pain while at work that their supervisor is unaware of. As an occupational therapist, Barb will modify workstations and implement behavior changes that prevent work related injuries.

By modifying tools and equipment to eliminate limitations, Barb will successfully return injured or disabled employees back to productive employment. Occupational therapists are one of the few professionals that determine reasonable accommodations and worksite accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Occupational therapists provide psychological support for workers during stressful times including layoffs or cutbacks.

Need more information?

If you would like a consult, contact: Barb Phillips, MS, OTD, OTR/L at (310) 710-6196.

Ergonomics: Occupational Therapy in the Workplace


Ergonomics is the science of designing a person's environment so that it facilitates the highest level of function. A person's work environment should fit his or her physical stature and abilities as a worker. Good ergonomics prevents injury and promotes health, safety, and comfort for employees. The use of ergonomic principles can increase worker productivity and reduce the risk of injury.