In addition to seeing patients at our clinic, Dr. Collis is available to companies and organizations for:     

On-site workshops on back care and injury prevention, and on-site ergonomic workstation assessments.

Benefits of Injury- Prevention Workshops and Ergonomic Workstation Assessments are:

Reduced employee absenteeism                                                                                                                                                           Higher employee productivity                                                                                                                                                          Reduced employee sickness                                                                                                                                          

Increased sales and revenue                                                                                                                                             

More relaxed employees                                                                                                                                              

Increase in employee energy                                                                                                                                              

Increased creativity                                                                                                                                             

Reduced workplace injures and accidents                                                                                                                                             

Improved employee moral

Backcare Workshops:

Heightened awareness of good ergonomic practices is an important first step in the prevention of injuries. Back pain affects over 80% of Canadians. After the common cold, it is now the number one cause of absenteeism at work. Back pain is of such epidemic proportions, that today it represents a loss of well over five billion dollars annually to the Canadian economy, resulting in double digit health care inflation, and in significant losses to corporate profits and public funds. 

In its Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Ministry of Labour has mandated that all workplaces give their employees appropriate knowledge and training on safety issues.  

According to the needs and job description of your employees, the workshops focus on injury prevention and safe practices for many topics including, sitting, standing, lifting, workstation set-up, computers, desks, and outside work activities. Methods of returning sooner to the workplace after injury can also be covered. 

The length of the workshops can range from 30 to 60 minutes, and are presented at your location. Although readily offered at any time during the day or evening, Lunch and Learn sessions are very popular.            

On-Site Ergonomic Assessments:

Today, companies demand higher productivity in lesser time, which in turn requires employees to spend more hours at work, either operating heavy equipment or working in front of computers. This trend speeds up the pace of operations, and tends to eventually lead to workplace injuries.      

To isolate the factors that are contributing to these injuries, it is beneficial for companies and organizations to have an ergonomic assessment performed on all employees, particularly those who are suffering pain while at work.     

Dr. Collis offers a complete on-site ergonomic workstation assessments for your employees. Significant adjustments and modifications are often made with the employee at the time of the assessment.  Included is a full written report that includes advice and recommendations for workstation modifications if required. This report will also act as an effective tool for the prevention of future work-station injuries.

Some of Dr. Collis' Workshop and Ergonomic Assessment Clients Include:

The York Regional Police   

The Ontario Police Health and Safety Association          

TD-Canada Trust   


The Canadian Cancer Society             

York Region Children’s Aid Society    

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce                         

The Durham Regional Police                         

The Town of Newmarket   

Ontario Secondary School Teachers  Federation                        

Southlake Hospital Residential Care                  

Hunter Engineering Co.   

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police                          

Central York Fire Department                            

Halton Recycling    

Wal-Mart Canada                                           

Comfort Plus                                   

The Bank of Montreal               

Quad Graphics                                       

York Region Emergency Medical Services

NCI Marketing   

Mitek Canada                                             

The Cartwright Group Ltd.                                

The OSPCA    

Dortec Industries (Magna)                                        

High Tech Communications                              

Collect Canada   

Literacy Council of York Region                                        

Paramed Healthcare                                   

McLarens Canada   

York Region Printing                                                 

We Care Health Service                               

Vins Plastics Ltd.    

AGC Automotive Canada Inc.                                            

The Edge Benefits                                    

Pearson Canada 

Citi Financial                                                               

The Home Depot                                       

The Bay   

Shoppers Home Health Care                           

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority                

Unity Telecom   

The Cintas Corporation                                                 

Chapters Bookstores                                   

Pilot Insurance                   

Royal Bank of Canada                                      

The Women’s Centre of York Region                    

Newmarket Hydro

Cookie it up

Canadian Beauty College


Cars on Credit

Jet Ice

Powell Contracting Ltd.

SE Telecom

Hair Academy

John Howard Society

Princess Auto

Instachange Displays Ltd.



Jubb Utility Ltd

Sinclair Technologies

Avenue Auto Parts

Era-Banner Newspaper

Clean River Recyling

Linde Canada Ltd.

Volvo Commercial Finance

Womens Support Network

AVM Aurora

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

Conservation Ontario

Simcoe Energy & Technical Inc.

TTS Distributing Inc.

Costco Wholesale


Call: 905-853-0024 or Email:  richardcollis@sympatico.ca