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The Second Edition of this comprehensive text provides an introduction to ergonomic concepts and discusses their application to clinical practice. As occupational and physical therapists take more active roles in work performance, and workplace safety and rehabilitation, they need to acquire the tools and techniques of ergonomics. This book teaches therapists the skills they need to analyze work environments, change work habits, and prevent injury.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
OVERVIEW AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK: Ergonomics and Therapy: An Introduction; A Client Centered Framework for Therapists in Ergonomics; KNOWLEDGE, TOOLS, AND TECHNIQUES: Anthropometry; Basic Biomechanics; Cognitive Workload and the Organization of Mental Space; Psychosocial Factors in Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disability; Environmental Design; Human Factors in Medical Rehabilitation Equipment: Product Development and Useability; SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Lifting Analysis; Seating; Computers and Assistive Technology; THE APPLICATION PROCESS: Applied Ergonomic Concepts in Injury Prevention and Disability Management; Evidence-Based Practice; Ergonomics Certification; Marketing Ergonomic Consultation
Posted April 30, 2005
The PILE test is wrong. Basic DOL terminology is incorrect, (is frequent 66-100% of the day?). Anthropometry tables some typo. You could not know the errors if you have not been in occupational rehab. This should not be your intro text if you are going into this business.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.