Oct 23 2023

Physical Demands Analysis (PDA), also known as Functional Job Analysis (FJA) or Job Demands Analysis (JDA) is a systematic process used to evaluate the physical requirements of a job or task. It involves breaking down the specific tasks of a job while considering physical demands, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or repetitive motions, that are necessary to perform the job effectively and safely. 

The analysis aims to provide a detailed understanding of the job requirements, including the forces, postures, and motions involved. Many professionals conduct PDAs, but I will outline why Physical Therapists are well-suited to conduct a Physical Demands Analysis due to their expertise in human anatomy, biomechanics, and movement. 

Here are a few reasons why Physical Therapists are the best choice for conducting PDAs: