A Clinical Ergonomics Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Rehab
This practical guide is designed to help clinicians understand the workplace and lifestyle factors that contribute to musculoskeletal injuries. It examines ergonomic causes as well as personal and psychosocial factors, in addition to discussing cumulative and chronic types of injury. Content demonstrates how the pathophysiological processes underlying an injury are key to effectively managing patients. Holistic, research-based management models incorporate a range of therapeutic approaches, including manual therapy, exercise, and ergonomic and psychosocial interventions, to treat the whole patient rather than the presenting symptoms. Extensive sections on low back pain and neck, shoulder, and upper limb pain evaluate the specific processes involved and the most effective methods of treatment.
""This volume sets out to provide an overview of the clinical and ergonomic management of work-related muscolo-skeletal ill health. The format and text make it easily read and digested. The text is widely referenced and likely to encourage readers to extend their knowledge base further. It is a soft-back publication, on good quality paper, with the text literally illustrated with line drawings, charts and photographs."" J M Hoenich, Physiotherapy, April 2002
By Andrew Wilson, ND, DO, MNZRO, Registered Osteopath (New Zealand) and Consultant Ergonomist, Tauranga, New Zealand
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