The Comprehensive Guide to Work Injury Management / Edition 1

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This book features the latest approaches to help you create a safe wor kplace, avoid injury, and return the injured worker to the job. This t imely resource provides updates on the practical, cost-effective appro aches that produce measurable outcomes. Readers will learn how to appl y the latest techniques for early intervention and prevention. Ergonom ics, functional testing and measurement, carpal tunnel syndrome, and b ack injuries, and a wide range of state-of-the-art approaches are show cased in a single volume. See how to comply with OSHA and ADA requirem ents, conduct outcome studies, and much more!

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834205581
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 821

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Ergonomics: Analyzing Work from a Physiological Perspective 3
Ch. 2 Formation and Workings of an Ergonomics Team: A Case Study 40
Ch. 3 The Role of the Safety Director in Injury Prevention 51
Ch. 4 Job Analysis 70
Ch. 5 Functional Prework Screening 86
Ch. 6 Case Studies: Prework Screening 98
Ch. 7 Back School 103
Ch. 8 Establishing an Industrial Prevention Program 118
Ch. 9 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Research 127
Ch. 10 Industrial Rehabilitation and the Hand Specialist 193
Ch. 11 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Measurement and Surveillance Management 231
Ch. 12 Working with the Workers: The "Buy In" to Maintenance of Wellness 254
Ch. 13 On-Site Medical Care and Physical Therapy Impact 269
Ch. 14 The Objectives of Treatment for Mechanical Low Back Pain 280
Ch. 15 Physical Therapy Early Intervention 305
Ch. 16 The Role of Chiropractic in Return to Work 318
Ch. 17 Tests and Measurements in Returning Injured Workers to Work 345
Ch. 18 Cardiopulmonary System: Implications for Work Evaluation and Rehabilitation 368
Ch. 19 The Kinesiophysical Approach Matches Worker and Employer Needs 399
Ch. 20 Contemporary Issues in Functional Capacity Evaluation 410
Ch. 21 Functional Capacity Evaluation: Case Studies 430
Ch. 22 Work-Hardening and Work-Conditioning Perspectives 443
Ch. 23 Behavior Modification with the Injured Worker 463
Ch. 24 Integrated Work Therapy in the Small Practice 469
Ch. 25 Work Rehabilitation: The Importance of Networking with the Employer for Achieving Successful Outcomes 483
Ch. 26 Clinical Case Study: Successful Management of an Injured Worker 498
Ch. 27 The Role of Equipment in Evaluation and Treatment of Occupational-Related Injuries 504
Ch. 28 Getting a Handle on Motivation: Self-Efficacy in Rehabilitation 514
Ch. 29 Pain and Return to Work: Turning the Corner 543
Ch. 30 Testifying in Court: You and Your Records 557
Ch. 31 The Tertiary Care Level: The Problem Patient 565
Ch. 32 Rehabilitation of Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Clinic of Rheumatology and Institute of Physical Therapy, University Hospital, Zurich 584
Ch. 33 Occupational Rehabilitation and Functional Capacity Evaluation in Australia 596
Ch. 34 Developing Occupational Medicine Programs and Systems 613
Ch. 35 Building Occupational Health and Rehabilitation Programs on the Consumer's Actual Needs 634
Ch. 36 Risk Management Consulting: Blending the Analysis of Problems with the Development of Solutions 653
Ch. 37 An Industrial Perspective on Reducing Workers' Compensation Claims 689
Ch. 38 Managed Care and Workers' Compensation 698
Ch. 39 Topical Medical Issues in Workers' Compensation Systems 739
Ch. 40 Quality Outcomes in Work Rehabilitation 753
Ch. 41 Reasonable Accommodation and the Americans with Disabilities Act 781
Conclusion - Challenge to the Future 799
Index 805
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