Painful conditions, both acute and chronic, are often the result of the activities we do at work. This can be true of almost any occupation whether they involve heavy manual labour or are very sedentary. Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency and safety at work. Because osteopaths are experts in how the body works, they are well suited to assessing working conditions and practises and giving ergonomic advice. In addition to his undergraduate training, Martin Cooper BSc (Hons) registered osteopath completed his first post graduate course in 2011 and then his advanced ergonimics course in 2012, both were acredited by the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors. He offers on site ergonomic assessments to individuals, businesses, and organisations across the Fylde. Benefits of the service for the employer include: having a happier; healthier workforce; reduced absenteeism; reduced chances of litigation; and complying with health and safety at work legislation; and for the employee less chance of developing painful conditions and long or short term ill-health. If you feel that you or your staff's working enviroment may potentially cause, or may already be causing problems, then consider having an ergonomic asssessment.