About ergoFLEX


At ergoFLEX, we’ve been helping companies with ergonomic, early intervention and training needs since 1996. Before that, Tom Garger worked at the Oregon Pain Center as an exercise therapist. There he saw recurring problems with the worker’s compensation system. Injured employees waited too long to get help and were often re-injured after returning to the same job. Plus, there was little assistance available when the person returned to work after a soft-tissue injury. Tom developed an effective, early-intervention program that could keep employees on the job, get them the help they needed and save companies money. Based on the idea that “Earlier is Better,” ergoFLEX was founded.

Nobody has time for an injury. Employees don’t want to take time off and employers don’t want the added expense and paperwork of a claim. The ergoFLEX approach creates a win-win situation. It helps companies save money and keeps employees productive—as long as soft-tissue injuries are caught early or avoided in the first place through proper ergonomics and employee education. 

Put us to work for you
We’ll help you save money by reducing soft-tissue recordable claims and improving productivity. Early intervention through ergoFLEX costs about 10% of what the average recordable claim might cost and our success rate is consistently over 90%. That means you save money and time. Take a look at some examples of actual early interventions in our case studies.

Get in touch today
To learn more about our process, including early intervention, ergonomic evaluation, customized stretching programs, body mechanics, proper lifting training, and more, contact us.


Thomas Garger   Ergonomic Consultant & Exercise Therapist

Thomas Garger
Ergonomic Consultant & Exercise Therapist

“I started ergoFLEX to help employees and companies alike. I get tremendous satisfaction from my work and I feel privileged that companies trust ergoFLEX with their people.”

Background: After extensive education in exercise science, P.E. and coaching, Tom worked for six years as an exercise therapist at the Oregon Pain Center, a multi-disciplinary treatment facility for injured workers. There he developed expertise in exercise and self-treatment for work-related injuries. 

Expertise: Since 1989 Tom has been developing the ergoFLEX system, which has been proven to help correct problem areas through employee education, ergonomic modification and active early injury management. His teaching and rehabilitation background helped solidify a set of skills that allow him to work with a wide variety of people and dozens of companies in many different industries and settings.