Ergonomics for TheTherapists - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition

Ergonomics for TheTherapists - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

3rd Edition

By Karen Jacobs, 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


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