Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 2

Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 2

by Karen Jacobs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750695307

ISBN-13: 9780750695305

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

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
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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750695305
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Preface
Pt. IOverview and Conceptual Framework
1Ergonomics and Therapy: An Introduction3
2A Client-Centered Framework for Therapists in Ergonomics21
Pt. IIKnowledge, Tools, and Techniques
3Anthropometry49
4Basic Biomechanics85
5Cognitive Workload and the Organization of Mental Space109
6Psychosocial Factors in Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders119
7Environmental Design135
8Human Factors in Medical Rehabilitation Equipment: Product Development and Usability Testing157
Pt. IIISpecial Considerations
9Lifting Analysis179
10Seating219
11Computers and Assistive Technology239
Pt. IVApplication Process
12Applied Ergonomics in Injury Prevention and Disability Management271
13Evidence-Based Practice301
14Certification in Ergonomics317
15Marketing325
App. AWork-Site Job Analysis and Design Considerations341
App. BAmericans with Disabilities Act Work-Site Assessment345
App. CJob Analysis during Employer Site Visit355
App. D: Answers to Review Questions365
Index371

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