Ergonomics for Therapists

Ergonomics for Therapists
Author: Karen Jacobs
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ergonomics for Therapists Book Excerpt:

The Second Edition of this comprehensive text provides an introduction to ergonomic concepts and discusses their application to clinical practice. As occupational and physical therapists take more active roles in work performance, and workplace safety and rehabilitation, they need to acquire the tools and techniques of ergonomics. This book teaches therapists the skills they need to analyze work environments, change work habits, and prevent injury. * A comprehensive clinical reference for occupational and physical therapists who want to acquire the knowledge, tools, and techniques of ergonomics to apply to their practice * Includes new chapters on psychosocial issues, computers and assistive technology, and evidence-based practice * Each chapter includes helpful review questions for students

Ergonomics for Therapists

Ergonomics for Therapists
Author: Karen Jacobs
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780750670517
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ergonomics for Therapists Book Excerpt:

The Second Edition of this comprehensive text provides an introduction to ergonomic concepts and discusses their application to clinical practice. As occupational and physical therapists take more active roles in work performance, and workplace safety and rehabilitation, they need to acquire the tools and techniques of ergonomics. This book teaches therapists the skills they need to analyze work environments, change work habits, and prevent injury. * A comprehensive clinical reference for occupational and physical therapists who want to acquire the knowledge, tools, and techniques of ergonomics to apply to their practice * Includes new chapters on psychosocial issues, computers and assistive technology, and evidence-based practice * Each chapter includes helpful review questions for students

Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics

Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics
Author: Franklin Stein,Ingrid Söderback,Susan Cutler,Barbara Larson
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2006-05-18
ISBN: 9781861565044
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics Book Excerpt:

This practical book describes how the principles of ergonomics should be applied by occupational therapists. It clearly demonstrates how to create functional environments to prevent injuries and enabling people with disabilities to engage in everyday occupations. Occupational stress and other psychological variables are considered in the ergonomics of work. Includes case studies of an administrative secretary, industrial worker, assembly line food handler and maintenance worker Contains a unique insight into the Scandinavian experience in universal design and everyday ergonomics Provides material for applying ergonomic principles to the work environment, including descriptions of the most common injuries occurring at work, occupational rehabilitation programs, job analysis, functional capacity assessments, and work samples

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors  Second Edition   3 Volume Set
Author: Waldemar Karwowski
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1154
Release: 2006-03-15
ISBN: 9780415304306
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

The previous edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors made history as the first unified source of reliable information drawn from many realms of science and technology and created specifically with ergonomics professionals in mind. It was also a winner of the Best Reference Award 2002 from the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, USA, and the Outstanding Academic Title 2002 from Choice Magazine. Not content to rest on his laurels, human factors and ergonomics expert Professor Waldemar Karwowski has overhauled his standard-setting resource, incorporating coverage of tried and true methods, fundamental principles, and major paradigm shifts in philosophy, thought, and design. Demonstrating the truly interdisciplinary nature of this field, these changes make the second edition even more comprehensive, more informative, more, in a word, encyclopedic. Keeping the format popularized by the first edition, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Divided into 13 sections and organized alphabetically within each section, the entries provide a clear and simple outline of the topics as well as precise and practical information. The book reviews applications, tools, and innovative concepts related to ergonomic research. Technical terms are defined (where possible) within entries as well as in a glossary. Students and professionals will find this format invaluable, whether they have ergonomics, engineering, computing, or psychology backgrounds. Experts and researchers will also find it an excellent source of information on areas beyond the range of their direct interests.

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors 3 Volume Set

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors   3 Volume Set
Author: Informa Healthcare
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1980
Release: 2000-12-14
ISBN: 1482298538
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors 3 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

The first encyclopedia in the field, the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors provides a comprehensive and authoritative compendium of current knowledge on ergonomics and human factors. It gives specific information on concepts and tools unique to ergonomics. About 500 entries, published in three volumes and on CD-ROM, are pre

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
Author: Ingrid Söderback
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2014-11-25
ISBN: 3319081411
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions Book Excerpt:

Advanced therapies and technologies, new service delivery methods, and care upgrades in underserved areas are translating into improved quality of life for millions with disabilities. Occupational therapy parallels this progress at the individual level, balancing short-term recovery and adaptation with long-term independence and well-being. This Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions builds on its ground-breaking predecessor by modelling current clinical standards rooted in scientific evidence-based practice. Its interventions are applied to a diverse range of client disabilities, with many new or rewritten chapters on workplace and vehicle accommodations, smart home technologies, end-of-life planning, and other salient topics. New introductory chapters spotlight core competencies in the field, from assessing client needs and choosing appropriate interventions to evaluating programs and weighing priorities. And for increased educational value, interactive case studies allow readers an extra avenue for honing clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. Of particular note is a new chapter providing a taxonomy—the Occupational Therapy Intervention Framework—and a validation study of its categories and concepts, delineating the occupational therapist’s roles and the expected outcomes. Intervention areas featured in the Handbook include: ● Adaptive interventions, OTs manage and facilitate clients’ adaptations. ● Learning interventions, OTs teach and the clients learn or relearn. ● Enabling interventions, OTs enable clients to be meaningfully occupied. ● Preventing interventions, OTs prevent ill-health and promote clients’ ability to sustain health in daily life. The Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions is career-affirming reading for all members of rehabilitation teams, including occupational and physical therapists and rehabilitation nurses. Students intending to enter this growing field and professionals working toward its continued improvement will find it useful and inspiring.

Handbook of Pain and Aging

Handbook of Pain and Aging
Author: David I. Mostofsky,Jacob Lomranz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 148990283X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Pain and Aging Book Excerpt:

From time to time, professional journals and edited volumes devote some of their pages to considerations of pain and aging as they occur among the aged in different cultures and populations. One starts from several reasonable assumptions, among them that aging per se is not a disease process, yet the risk and frequency of disease processes increase with ongoing years. The physical body's functioning and ability to restore all forms of damage and insult slow down, the immune system becomes compromised, and the slow-growing pathologies reach their critical mass in the later years. The psychological body also becomes weaker, with unfulfilled promises and expectations, and with tragedies that visit individuals and families, and the prospect that whatever worlds remain to be conquered will most certainly not be met with success in the rapidly passing days and years that can only culminate in death. Despair and depression coupled with infirmity and sensory and! or motor inefficiency aggravate both the threshold and the tolerance for discomfort and synergistically collaborate to perpetuate a vicious cycle in which the one may mask the other. Although the clinician is armed with the latest advances in medicine and phar macology, significant improvement continues to elude her or him. The geriatric specialist, all too familiar with such realities, usually can offer little else than a hortative to "learn to live with it," but the powers and effectiveness of learning itself have declined.

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
Author: Catana Brown,Virginia C Stoffel,Jaime Munoz
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 0803659296
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This revision of a well-loved text continues to embrace the confluence of person, environment, and occupation in mental health as its organizing theoretical model, emphasizing the lived experience of mental illness and recovery. Rely on this groundbreaking text to guide you through an evidence-based approach to helping clients with mental health disorders on their recovery journey by participating in meaningful occupations. Understand the recovery process for all areas of their lives—physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental—and know how to manage co-occurring conditions.

Physical Rehabilitation E Book

Physical Rehabilitation   E Book
Author: Michelle H. Cameron,Linda Monroe
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2007-04-05
ISBN: 1416065318
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Rehabilitation E Book Book Excerpt:

The only physical rehabilitation text modeled after the concepts of the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, this detailed resource provides the most complete coverage of rehabilitation across the preferred practice patterns of physical therapy all in one place! Each chapter is consistently organized to make it easy to find the information you need, with clear guidelines, examples, and summaries based on the latest clinical evidence to help you improve quality of care and ensure positive patient outcomes. In-depth, evidence-based coverage of more key content areas than any other rehabilitation resource of its kind, including orthopedics, neurology, and wound management, ensures a comprehensive understanding of rehabilitation supported by the latest clinical research. More than 65 case studies present a problem-based approach to rehabilitation and detail practical, real-world applications. Over 600 full-color illustrations clarify concepts and techniques. A FREE companion CD prepares you for practice with printable examination forms and reference lists from the text linked to Medline abstracts and reinforces understanding through interactive boards-style review questions, and vocabulary-building exercises.

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy E Book

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy   E Book
Author: Heidi McHugh Pendleton,Winifred Schultz-Krohn
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN: 032333928X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedretti s Occupational Therapy E Book Book Excerpt:

Pedretti’s Occupational Therapy: Practice Skills for Physical Dysfunction, 8th Edition prepares you for occupational therapy practice with adults who have physical disabilities. This cornerstone text provides a foundation for the development of clinical reasoning skills in a comprehensive, case-based learning approach to physical dysfunction. New full color photos and helpful pedagogy, including threaded case studies, OT Practice Notes, ethical considerations, and end-of-chapter review questions, reinforce learning, enhance retention, and prompt you to apply principles in a clinical setting. UNIQUE! Threaded case studies, woven throughout each chapter, help you apply concepts to real-life clinical practice. UNIQUE! Ethical Considerations boxes highlight the key ethical concerns of treatment options so you can practice ethically. UNIQUE! OT Practice Notes convey important considerations for professional practice. Focuses on the occupational therapist’s role in health and wellness, which the OTA has identified as a key practice area in the 21st century. Information on prevention, rather than simply intervention or treatment, shows how OTs can take a proactive role in patient care. Evidence-based content included throughout, especially in regards to evaluation and intervention. Content on occupational therapy’s commitment to considering cultural and ethnic diversity in every chapter. Key terms, chapter outlines, chapter objectives lay out the information you can expect to learn from each chapter.

Computer Applications in Occupational Therapy

Computer Applications in Occupational Therapy
Author: Florence S. Cromwell
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780866565837
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Applications in Occupational Therapy Book Excerpt:

Here is an invaluable book that provides you with a comprehensive introduction and exploration of the present and future issues of computer use in occupational therapy. This practical book will serve as a resource--to the novice, the experienced, and the student--regarding the often overwhelming world of microcomputer use in your profession. Computer Applications in Occupational Therapy will serve as your source of answers to the questions you may have regarding the often overwhelming world of microcomputer usage in your field. Occupational therapy professionals explore such topics as the impact of this new technology on rehabilitation, robotics and the disabled, and the computer as an administrative tool and as an educational tool. With this practical guide, you can learn how to best use the computer for your specific needs and avoid the pitfalls that many encounter when first using the computer.

Advances In Industrial Ergonomics VI

Advances In Industrial Ergonomics VI
Author: F Aghazadeh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 828
Release: 1994-06-02
ISBN: 9780748400850
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances In Industrial Ergonomics VI Book Excerpt:

Topics Include: applications of engineering anthropometry, postural strain and discomfort, industrial injury prevention, manual materials handling, and ergonomics of rehabilitation and healthcare systems.

Ergonomics For People With Disabilities

Ergonomics For People With Disabilities
Author: Aleksandra Polak-Sopinska,Jan Królikowski
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-07-30
ISBN: 3110617838
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ergonomics For People With Disabilities Book Excerpt:

The world of developed economies looks at the problems of people with disabilities from a technical, social, psychological and informational perspective. Impacts in favour of people with disabilities are most often equated with the removal of barriers and integration. Nowadays, virtually every form of social and economic life should take in account inclusion and removal of barriers. Urban planning, the design of buildings, communication networks and the products, tools can be done from the perspective of removing barriers for people with disabilities. It is crucial to promote a way of thinking aimed at taking into account the needs of people with disabilities in the creation of all new civilizational solutions. Monograph “Ergonomics for People with Disabilities: Design for Accessibility” presents interdisciplinary attitude to the issue of designing for people with disabilities. The aim of the monograph is to present the factors affecting life activation of people with disabilities (including “50+” and “mature” people) and the problems that people with disabilities face by the participation in social and professional life and the daily activities and how design for accessibility can help with solving those problems. Concepts presented in the first part are focused on designing of products supporting inclusion such as wheelchairs, orthopaedic seats, carrier vests and hand tools. This part consist of five chapters. Field of interest of second part of the monograph is how to design accessible socio-technical environment. The subject is presented in four chapters on two hospital case studies, backyard sensorimotor path case and integrated therapeutic environment case. Third part is focused on universal design with ICT solutions. It consist of the concepts and analysis of solutions supporting people with disabilities and elderly people presented in six chapters. Scope of the last part is human factor design for barriers reduction. In three chapters problems such deafness, dementia and professional activity of people with disabilities were presented. Monograph includes the wide perspective of engineers, designers, architects, psychologists, sociologists, vocational counsellors and medicals that can inspire to new look at design for accessibility. Book Title: Ergonomics For People With Disabilities Book Subtitle: Design For Accessibility Scientific editors: Aleksandra Polak-Sopinska, Jan Królikowski Technical editor: Magdalena Wróbel-Lachowska Editors affiliations: Faculty of Management and Production Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Poland Series Title: Advences in Production Management and Ergonomics Series ISSN: 2544-7610 Series Volume: 1e-ISBN: 978-3-11-061783-2 Edition Number: 1 Copyright: 2018 Publisher: De Gruyter Copyright Holder: Department of Production Management and Logistics, Faculty of Management and Production Engineering, Lodz University of Technology, Poland Number of Pages: 238 Department of Production Management and Logistics, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

New Ergonomics Perspective

New Ergonomics Perspective
Author: Sakae Yamamoto,Masahiro Shibuya,Hiroyuki Izumi,Yuh-Chuan Shih,Chiuhsiang Joe Lin,Hyeon-Kyo Lim
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN: 1315714361
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Ergonomics Perspective Book Excerpt:

New Ergonomics Perspective represents a selection of the papers presented at the 10th Pan-Pacifi c Conference on Ergonomics (PPCOE), held in Tokyo, Japan, August 25-28, 2014.The first Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics was held in 1990 at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan. The main theme of the PPCOE 1990

Contemporary Ergonomics 1998

Contemporary Ergonomics 1998
Author: Margaret Hanson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2003-08-29
ISBN: 0203212010
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Ergonomics 1998 Book Excerpt:

This series provides a fast track for publication of suitable papers from international contributors. The papers are chosen on the basis of abstracts submitted to a selection pannel in the autumn prior to the conference. IN addition to mainstream ergonomists and human factor specialists, contemporary ergonomicswill appeal to all those who have an interest in peoples interaction with their working and leisure environment including: designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, organisational, applied and engineering psychologists.

Outlines and Highlights for Ergonomics for Therapists by Karen Jacobs Isbn

Outlines and Highlights for Ergonomics for Therapists by Karen Jacobs  Isbn
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2011-04
ISBN: 9781614613343
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlines and Highlights for Ergonomics for Therapists by Karen Jacobs Isbn Book Excerpt:

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Occupational Ergonomics

Occupational Ergonomics
Author: Amit Bhattacharya,James D. McGlothlin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1332
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN: 1439819351
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Ergonomics Book Excerpt:

In the fifteen years since the publication of Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications significant advances have been made in this field. These advances include understanding the impact of ageing and obesity on workplace, the role of ergonomics in promoting healthy workplaces and healthy life styles, the role of ergonomic science in the design of consumer products, and much more. The caliber of information and the simple, practical ergonomics solutions in the second edition of this groundbreaking resource, though, haven’t changed. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Enhanced coverage of ergonomics in the international arena Emerging topics such as Healthcare Ergonomics and economics of ergonomics Coverage of disability management and psychosocial rehabilitation aspects of workplace and its ergonomics implication Current ergonomics solutions from "research to practice" Synergy of healthy workplaces with healthy lifestyles Impact of physical agents on worker health/safety and its control Additional problems with solutions in the appendix The book covers the fundamentals of ergonomics and the practical application of those fundamentals in solving ergonomic problems. The scope is such that it can be used as a reference for graduate students in the health sciences, engineering, technology and business as well as professional practitioners of these disciplines. Also, it can be used as a senior level undergraduate textbook, with solved problems, case studies, and exercises included in several chapters. The book blends medical and engineering applications to solve musculoskeletal, safety, and health problems in a variety of traditional and emerging industries ranging from the office to the operating room to operations engineering.

Voice Ergonomics

Voice Ergonomics
Author: Leena Rantala,Eeva Sala
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN: 1527528472
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voice Ergonomics Book Excerpt:

A well-functioning voice is part of the professional skills needed in many occupations. Although voice is an important communication tool, it is more than that: it is something which reflects human identity. The need for speech and voice is growing in spite of increasing technology applications; even instruments and technical equipment are guided by voice. The number of people having voice problems is increasing, which implies that voice does not always function according to the speakers’ needs. Voice ergonomics has been developed for improving voice health and care. This book offers background knowledge and concrete guidelines on how to improve communication environments and practices for decreasing voice loading.

Occupational Ergonomics

Occupational Ergonomics
Author: Waldemar Karwowski,William S. Marras
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2003-03-26
ISBN: 0203507932
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Ergonomics Book Excerpt:

Occupational Ergonomics: Engineering and Administrative Controls focuses on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on engineering and administrative controls. Section I provides knowledge about risk factors for upper and lower extremities at work, while Section II concentrates on risk factors for work-related low back

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back
Author: Richard Wanlass
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190610557
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bouncing Back Book Excerpt:

Decline in our physical and mental abilities may be due to injury, illness, or chronic pain, or may simply be the results of normal aging. Sometimes changes in ability are gradual enough and minor enough that we adapt to them effortlessly. In other circumstances, however, these ability changes are more abrupt or more pronounced and pose a real challenge to our coping resources. In Bouncing Back: Skills for Adaptation to Injury, Aging, Illness and Pain, Richard Wanlass shares new research findings and observations of what he has learned in his thirty-five years of helping others adapt to these changes. Bouncing Back presents seven modules associated with changes in ability, including self-management, mood regulation, stress and anxiety management, anger and frustration management, relationship management, memory management, and pain management. Exercises follow almost every section to ensure concepts are understood and practiced. These developed tools provide new resilience skills and strategies to become better at change. They address the specific challenges of the broad and growing population of those learning to adapt to their loss of ability, and should be of aid for the public and for rehabilitation psychologists and neuropsychologists in their practice.