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Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 2

Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 2


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Ergonomics for Therapists / Edition 2

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.

* A comprehensive clinical reference for occupational and physical therapists who want to acquire the knowledge, tools, and techniques of ergonomics to apply to their practice
* 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: 9780750670517
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 04/13/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
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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