About

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).

Her goal has been to help both businesses and individuals improve their comfort and productivity at work while helping to reduce the negative effects of common injuries such as back pain, neck pain and repetitive strain injury through preventative measures.

To this end, she has helped create ergonomic programmes for organizations and products such as her Bodyhealth Software™ for computer users and the EASI-SLIDE™ sliding sheet for nurses and carers.

Member of the Ergonomics Society and Health Professions Council of South Africa