Ergonomics for Therapists

ISBN-10: 0323048536
ISBN-13: 9780323048538
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Karen Jacobs
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Book details

List price: $94.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 7/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

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 clients 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 youve learned by demonstrating ergonomics in action.

Overview and Conceptual Framework
Ergonomics and Therapy: An Introduction
A Client-Centered Framework for Therapists in Ergonomics
Macroergonomics
Knowledge, Tools, and Techniques
Ergonomic Assessments/Work Assessments
Anthropometry
Basic Biomechanics
Cognitive and Behavioral Occupational Demands of Work
Psychosocial Factors in Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Physical Environment
Human Factors in Medical Rehabilitation Equipment: Product Development and Usability Testing
Special Considerations
Lifting Analysis
Seating
Computers and Assistive Technology
Application Process
Ergonomics of Children and Youth
Ergonomics of Aging
Ergonomics in Injury Prevention and Disability Management
Ergonomics of Play and Leisure
Evidence-Based Practice in Ergonomics
Resources
Certifications and Professional Associations in Ergonomics
Economics and Marketing of Ergonomic Services
Entrepreneurship
Job Analysis and Design Considerations
Ergonomic Information Sheets for Consumers
Answers to Review Questions

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