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Physical, cognitive and full Job Demands Analysis 

A Job Demands Analysis (JDA) or Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) is the assessment of the physical, cognitive, psychosocial aspects of a job, included in the essential and bona fide occupational requirements (BFOR) of the work. Our occupational therapists conduct Cognitive Demands Analysis, Physical Demands Analysis and full Job Demands Analysis, to be used for matching employees safely to jobs within their capabilities and to determine appropriate accommodations following injury, illness, or disability. A Job Demands Analysis is an essential prerequisite for conducting a Job-Specific Functional Capacity Evaluation to match the capabilities of a worker to the demands of the work or rule out a pre-injury job and guide any the vocational rehabilitation planning. 

Worksite Assessment and Accommodations 

This worksite assessment examines the job tasks, workstation, and relevant processes which will assist in identifying potential physical, cognitive or psychosocial accommodations that an employee may require. Interviews with the employee, supervisor, and human resources representative can be helpful in determining practical and reasonable accommodations such as the modification of work tasks, administrative policies or hours of work, environmental stimuli and other less obvious accommodations that may improve employee productivity and well-being.


The on-site assessment includes an interview with the employee, photographs of the workstation and review of the job tasks to identify ergonomic risk factors that may be contributing to employee discomfort and productivity loss. You will receive a comprehensive report outlining the ergonomic risk factors specific to the employee, with recommended administrative, behavioural, and engineering accommodations. The employee is provided with ergonomic education at the time of assessment along with Office Stretches and Office Ergonomics Guidelines posters to assist in improving their safe working behaviours. 


ergoLAB PRODUCT CATALOGUE(coming soon)

As a value-added follow up to any on-site office ergonomic assessment, we now have ergonomic furniture, accessories and assistive technology assessment and trial "ergoLAB" located at our new clinic. This innovative program can reduce employee time loss costs, unnecessary purchasing of ill-suited equipment and ultimately allows your employee or client to try this furniture or equipment before YOU buy! We can expedite the procurement process by connecting you with vendors who sell a wide selection of items and prevent chronic injury, disability while enabling a safe and speedy return to work/stay at work experience.  


An in-depth examination of a job or task to identify physical, environmental and psychosocial risk factors that could be contributing to a client's specific musculoskeletal injury or disability.  Considerations for frequency, duration, and force of work demands are examined.  The risk factors and possible personal protective equipment, administrative processes, engineering improvements, and behavioural recommendations are outlined with priority coding.

Return to Work Coordination 

Our Occupational Therapists assist our clients in returning safely and timely back to work by proposing a thoughtful return to work and graduated return to work plans, which identify the roles and responsibilities of all parties, outline targeted start and end dates, and measure effectiveness employee accommodations. We liaise with the employee and employer throughout the return to work process to monitor progress and adjust the plan as required. Our proven processes are built on open communication, collaboration and a guiding person-environment-occupation model of practice.