Cecily’s driving aim is to assist people and employees take control of their wellbeing and reduce the damage to themselves while working hard to achieve their own goals and providing their contribution towards their organization.
To this end, she has worked on creating meaningful ergonomic programmes for organizations and products such as her Bodyhealth Software™ for computer users and the EASI-SLIDE™ sliding sheet for nurses and carers.
PhD (Ergonomics) Rhodes University – Ongoing/ MSc (Ergonomics and Exercise) UCT 2015/ BSc (Physiotherapy) UCT 1998/Member of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa/ Member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa
CS Body Health cc was created in 2009 by Cecily Schmidt, a registered physiotherapist since 1998. Through various post-graduate courses she specialised in musculoskeletal, respiratory and chronic pain disorders during her 8 years overseas working in the UK and Australia.
She has subsequently been specialising in ergonomics since 2010, completing a masters through research at the University of Cape Town in 2015 (ergonomics and exercise in office workers with postural neck pain) and is currently working on her PhD through Rhodes University (how system changes and changes to safety climate influence the effectiveness of a manual handling training programme in warehousing and its effects on work related musculoskeletal disorders and productivity).