Many individuals are moving to either full or part time remote work environments and this can present a challenge in setting up an efficient and comfortable workstation. This course will address common risk factors for office-based jobs, recommended workstation set up based on current ergonomic principles, and examples of stretches to promote health and wellness while working in the remote/home environment. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Note: This was originally recorded on our sister site, OccupationalTherapy.com, but applies to PT and PTAs as well.
Course created on July 30, 2020
Course Type: Text/Transcript, Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0 Category 2; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NY/1.0; OK/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two potential risk areas of a workstation at home.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two components of a healthy work environment at home including defining neutral postures, equipment placement and design, and task modification.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least three simple upper and lower body stretches to implement throughout the day to promote healthy behavior while working.
|5-15 Minutes||Ergonomics Basics & Connection to PEO Model|
|15-25 Minutes||Identifying Risk Factors|
|25-30 Minutes||Neutral Postures|
|30-45 Minutes||Solutions for the ‘Big 3’ (chair, keyboard/mouse, monitor)|
|45-55 Minutes||Take a break: Recommended stretches and wellness considerations|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
MS OTR/L, CHT
Sara is an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist with over 17 years of experience. She has an interest in the role occupational therapy plays in work and industry and has experience in work conditioning and performing on-site ergonomic assessments. Currently, she is an Associate Profession at Thomas Jefferson University in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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