presented by Ethel Kaufman
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Ethel Kaufman, Ethel Kaufman
Ethel Kaufman’s background as a life-long educator has given her an advantage in the field of compliance and regulatory training. She has a strong understanding of how adults learn, and adapts her courses to meet the various styles of learning shared by the course participants with a record of demonstrated success. Ethel has over 13…Read full bio
1. Introduction to Ergonomics
In this chapter we will define ergonomics and work-related musculoskeletal disorders, learn about OSHA and the General Duty Clause, and find out why we should be concerned with ergonomics as practitioners, such as physical therapists.
2. Signs and Symptoms of Injury and How to Avoid Being Injured
In this chapter we will see how multiple sciences come together in ergonomics. We will look at different types of WMSDs, where in the body they occur and how to recognize them. We will also learn how your posture and proper body alignment can protect you from injury.
3. Practical Application
In this chapter we will illustrate how simple exercises and slight changes in positioning can help avoid injuries. We will go over examples of proper lifting techniques and go through proper lifting scenarios specific to physical therapists.