Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750670517
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/13/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2005

    Errors

    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.

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