Learn Ergo
PO Box 642
Sonoma, California 95476
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Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE

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Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE
Melissa Afterman MS-HFE, CPE



I am the founder and principal ergonomist at Learn Ergo. I have over 20 years of hands on experience as a professional ergonomics consultant for small and large companies, individuals and equipment manufacturers.  My background is in engineering and dance and my graduate degree is in Human Factors and Ergonomics engineering. The CPE after my name stands for Certified Professional Ergonomist, which is the highest certification in our field.  In addition to running Learn Ergo, I’m consultant and instructor with the UCSF/UC Berkeley Ergonomics Research Lab and Graduate Training Program. I regularly present lectures and workshops at universities, international and U.S. ergonomics conferences, I've performed thousands of ergo evaluations in every work environment you can imagine and I’ve conducted hundreds of training classes in the corporate world.

I created Learn Ergo to expand my reach outside the commute of the San Francisco Bay Area and into people's homes around the country.  Having launched this virtual ergonomics system in 2017, I evaluated many home offices over Zoom before COVID-19 made it the only way to do so. And since March 2020, I have helped hundreds of people improve their home office (and regular office, biotech labs, assembly bench, microscope workstation) setups.  

Bottom line: I’ve got the experience to provide reliable ergonomics consultation over the internet. And I'm a realistic person that believes ergonomics is a way of life, not just a set-up at work.  I do what I do because I appreciate feeling good at work and in life and I love teaching others how to do the same.  

  • Personalized tips for your home-office to reduce pain and optimize productivity.
  • Online appointment with a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) specialized in virtual evaluations.
  • Observations of your workspace and understanding of your individual needs.
  • A range of custom solutions to improve your setup.
  • Specific equipment recommendations when necessary.

Virtual Home-Office Ergonomic Evaluation

If you have ergonomics services at your office, you know the benefits of a properly fit workstation. Using furniture and equipment that promotes neutral body postures helps you avoid unnecessary fatigue and reduces your risk of injury. 

When you work from home, you most likely don’t have the same setup that you did in the office.  You probably don’t have an adjustable ergonomic chair. Your desk (or dining room table) is most likely too high. And if you’re working directly on your laptop, your neck, chest, shoulders and wrists are probably feeling the strain.

A virtual ergonomics evaluation provides personalized tips on setting up your home-office and feeling good when using your array of mobile devices.

The Certified Professional Ergonomists (CPE) from Learn Ergo specialize in virtual ergonomics evaluations. With decades of consulting experience including thousands of individual in-person evaluations, they are experts in quickly identifying the problems in a workstation and providing a range of solutions for improvement. 

Stop wasting your energy and time working with an ill-fitted setup and avoid wasting your money on products that really don’t help. Schedule a virtual ergonomics evaluation to learn how.

How it works:

  1. Schedule your 45-minute appointment for $150 via an email from your ergonomist. You will receive a unique Zoom video conference meeting ID and password. (note: best practices are followed for keeping your meeting secure and private and your personal medical information will not be discussed during your evaluation).
  2. Join the Zoom meeting from your smartphone and wait for your ergonomist to admit your from the ‘waiting room’.  Your smartphone camera acts as the ergonomist’s eyes- you will be asked to show different angles and parts of your work area during the evaluation.
  3. Receive verbal recommendations during your evaluation about furniture and equipment adjustments, posture and technique corrections and any recommended products or furniture that will make your work easier.
  4. Receive an email summary after your evaluation listing the recommended products and part numbers or web links.

Learn Ergo is an affiliate of ErgoDirect. Inc, and their views and opinions are independent from that of ErgoDirect. ErgoDirect is not liable for services provided by Learn Ergo.

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