About Us

Background

ErgoSmart Consultants was founded in 2007 by Marc Turina, MPT, CPE. As a Pennsylvania licensed physical therapist practicing for thirteen years, Marc learned firsthand how pervasive and debilitating work related musculoskeletal injuries had become. A large part of Marc’s practice focused on work hardening (rehabilition focused on return to work) and functional capacity evaluation of injured workers. After years of direct experience with how difficult these injuries can be to treat conservatively and seeing the employee suffering associated with them, Marc furthered his education and began to transition his efforts from the traditional post-injury reactive role of a physical therapist to the proactive approach of an ergonomist. Marc and his experienced team of Certified Professional Ergonomists now use their experience and expertise assisting employers in their efforts to prevent debilitating and costly musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Marc Turina, MPT, CPE

Principal Consultant

Marc A. Turina, MPT, CPE

Marc Turina is ErgoSmart’s principal consultant. Marc is a board certified professional ergonomist and a licensed physical therapist with over 22 years of combined experience in ergonomics consulting and musculoskeletal injury prevention. He holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a PhD Candidate in Safety Sciences at The Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Marc has developed and delivered many ergonomics and back safety training programs, including customized train-the-trainer programs for conducting ergonomic evaluations.

He performs ergonomics job site analysis, develops job related physical demands analyses and advises on work station modifications and practices that help to decrease the risk of injury. Marc has been an invited speaker for health and safety conferences both within the United States and internationally and has served as an expert witness in litigation. Marc’s satisfied client list is long, includes many Fortune 500 companies and spans office, manufacturing, and industrial settings within the United States and abroad.

Consulting Ergonomist

Gregory F. Marchetti, PT, Ph.D., CPE

Gregory F. Marchetti, PT, Ph.D., CPE is a consulting board certified professional ergonomist with ErgoSmart, a licensed physical therapist, an Associate Professor, and has been teaching ergonomics and environmental design/assessment in the Rangos School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University for 15 years. Dr. Marchetti holds a Ph.D. In Epidemiology, with a focus on non-communicable diseases and injury risk and has over 30 years of experience in industrial rehabilitation and ergonomic assessment. He is a research investigator in the area of postural control, falls and occupational injuries.

ErgoSmart enlists the services of several other Certified Professional Ergonomists throughout the United States as geographical location and project scope dictates.