Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 3

Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 3

by Karen Jacobs
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Elsevier Health Sciences

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Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 3

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: 9780323048538
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 08/13/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.40(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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