Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 3

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Acquire the knowledge, tools, and techiques necessary for understanding ergonomics. This unique text provides an introduction to ergonomic concepts and discusses their application to clinical practice. Learn the skills you need to analyze work environments, change work habits, and prevent injury.
  • A comprehensive clinical reference for occupational and physical therapists
  • Includes new chapters on psychosocial issues, computers and assistive technology, and evidence-based practice
  • Each chapter includes helpful review questions for students

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Provides an introduction to ergonomic concepts and discusses their application to clinical practice in physical therapy. Overviews ergonomics and design of ergonomics services, then describes tools and techniques of ergonomics, discusses special topics, and applies ergonomics to occupational and physical therapy practice. Includes assessment forms. This second edition contains new chapters on psychosocial issues, computers and assistive technology, and evidence- based practice. Chapter review questions are also new to this edition. The editor is a clinical associate professor of occupational therapy at Boston University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323048538
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/13/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 1,005,858
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Pt. I Overview and Conceptual Framework
1 Ergonomics and Therapy: An Introduction 3
2 A Client-Centered Framework for Therapists in Ergonomics 21
Pt. II Knowledge, Tools, and Techniques
3 Anthropometry 49
4 Basic Biomechanics 85
5 Cognitive Workload and the Organization of Mental Space 109
6 Psychosocial Factors in Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders 119
7 Environmental Design 135
8 Human Factors in Medical Rehabilitation Equipment: Product Development and Usability Testing 157
Pt. III Special Considerations
9 Lifting Analysis 179
10 Seating 219
11 Computers and Assistive Technology 239
Pt. IV Application Process
12 Applied Ergonomics in Injury Prevention and Disability Management 271
13 Evidence-Based Practice 301
14 Certification in Ergonomics 317
15 Marketing 325
App. A Work-Site Job Analysis and Design Considerations 341
App. B Americans with Disabilities Act Work-Site Assessment 345
App. C Job Analysis during Employer Site Visit 355
App. D: Answers to Review Questions 365
Index 371
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