We’ve all been told to stand up straight and lift with our legs.  This webinar will explore how our postures and body mechanics affect the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. We will discuss the benefits and risks of various sitting, standing and sleeping postures along with material handling and hand tasks. There will be a focus on neutral posture.

Objectives:

  • Describe proper postures and discuss the effects of these postures on the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Identify the principles for safe body mechanics
  • Describe neutral posture and its role in safe body mechanics
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of different lifting techniques
  • Identify safe body mechanics for pushing/pulling and reaching
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of different hand tasks

*CEUs: This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC and COPSKT. The Back School is also an AOTA Approved Provider (#4849) and is authorized to offer AOTA  1 contact hour for this class. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialties/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.

REFUND POLICIES

Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.

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Martha Frame, PT, MS, MBA, CEAS III

Martha Frame, PT, MS, MBA, CEAS III

Marty Frame is a licensed physical therapist who has spent most of her career working with patients with industrial injuries. She has extensive experience in functional capacity evaluations, work hardening/conditioning and ergonomics. She has worked on site with patient treatment and injury prevention at Fortune 500 companies including Frito Lay Inc, Siemens, Ford, Lockheed and MeadWestvaco, in addition to many smaller employers in the greater Atlanta area.

Marty is currently president of Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc where part of her responsibility is patient treatment emphasizing her manual therapy skills, performing FCE’s and work conditioning services. She also is an ergonomic consultant to Northside Hospital. She performs ergonomic assessments in the healthcare, office and industrial areas.

Marty received her BS degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University, her MS in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine and her MBA from Emory University. She is a member of the APTA and the Occupational Health Special Interest Group.