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ISBN: 9780323062527
Page Count: 480
Imprint: Mosby
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Ergonomics for Therapists - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA<br>EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

ISBN: 9780323062527
Page Count: 480
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $75.95
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Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive introduction to ergonomics in the workplace. Thoroughly revised with the latest ergonomic techniques and strategies, this reader-friendly resource gives you the foundation you need to help clients maximize efficiency and prevent workplace injuries before they occur.
    • Reader-friendly approach makes complex material easier to grasp.
    • Client-centered framework helps you understand the client's critical role in maintaining an ergonomically sound environment.
    • 6 new chapters give you vital scientific support for the latest ergonomic developments in:
      • Macroergonomics
      • Ergonomics/Work Assessments
      • Ergonomics for Children and Youth in the Educational Environment
      • Ergonomics of Aging
      • Ergonomics of Play and Leisure
      • Entrepreneurship
    • Revised Cognitive and Behavioral Occupational Demands of Work, Physical Environment, and Certifications and Professional Associations in Ergonomics report key changes so you can provide your clients with the most current approaches to critical areas and ensure professional success.
    • Case studies and learning exercises in every chapter test your ability to apply principles and solve problems in realistic scenarios.
    • Learning objectives, glossary boxes, and review questions identify the most important concepts in each chapter and make learning more focused and effective.
    • New photographs and illustrations help you implement what you've learned by demonstrating ergonomics in action.
  • Part I: Overview and Conceptual Framework

    1. Ergonomics and Therapy: An Introduction

    2. A Client-Centered Framework for Therapists in Ergonomics

    3. Macroergonomics

    Part II: Knowledge, Tools, and Techniques

    4. Ergonomic Assessments/Work Assessments

    5. Anthropometry

    6. Basic Biomechanics

    7. Cognitive and Behavioral Occupational Demands of Work

    8. Psychosocial Factors in Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

    9. Physical Environment

    10. Human Factors in Medical Rehabilitation Equipment: Product Development and Usability Testing

    Part III: Special Considerations

    11. Lifting Analysis

    12. Seating

    13. Computers and Assistive Technology

    Part IV: Application Process

    14. Ergonomics of Children and Youth

    15. Ergonomics of Aging

    16. Ergonomics in Injury Prevention and Disability Management

    17. Ergonomics of Play and Leisure

    18. Evidence-Based Practice in Ergonomics

    Part V: Resources

    19. Certifications and Professional Associations in Ergonomics

    20. Economics and Marketing of Ergonomic Services

    21. Entrepreneurship

    Appendix A. Job Analysis and Design Considerations

    Appendix B. Ergonomic Information Sheets for Consumers

    Appendix C. Answers to Review Questions
  • Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA
    EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, Clinical Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA
    Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, Boston University, Boston; President, American Occupational Therapy Association, Bethesda, Maryland
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