Physical Demands Analysis

What is a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)?

Understanding and identifying the physical requirements for any job just makes good business sense.  Having a Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) report is the cornerstone for:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Safety
  • Disability Management
  • Return-to-Work (RTW)
  • Post Offer Employment Test program (POET)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • ADA compliant hiring practices




OST experts have completed over 5,000 PDA’s across the United States and Canada in various industries ranging from Mining, Manufacturing, Distribution & Warehousing, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, and Government Agencies.

Through on-line training On Site Therapy has the ability to work with any employer, insurer, attorney, and/or onsite healthcare provider in consulting how-to complete PDA’s, initiate train-the-trainer programs, and review reports for legal accuracy. Our approach differs by combining a human factors approach with the industrial time standard language of MODAPTS®. Positional and postural requirements can also be combined with the biomechanical nature of the work to assist in building a Fatigue Management Protocol.