In this webinar Marty will discuss the importance of Applying Ergonomics Principles in Design and Choice of the Correct Tool.

Improperly designed tools and using the incorrect tool for a specific task can obstruct blood flow, inflame tendons and increase muscle fatigue, all of which can lead to injury. The National Safety Council reports that 20% of all disabling injuries involve the hands.

This webinar will review hand anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and anthropometric data and relate it to the ideal design and fit of tools. The standard ergonomics risk factors of force, posture, repetition, contact/impact stress and vibration will be applied to hand tool use. Applying these principles will help decrease risk factors associated with tool use and decrease risk of injury.

Objectives:

  • Outline how to apply anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and anthropometric information to the design and choice of the correct hand tool.
  • Analyze the ergonomic risk factors of posture, force, repetition and vibration with hand tool use
  • Confirm methods to reduce these risk factors

*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.

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Martha Frame, PT, MBA, CEAS III

Martha Frame, PT, 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, MeadWestvaco and Cenveo in addition to many smaller employers in the greater Atlanta area.

Marty is currently president of Physical Therapy Specialists, Inc. in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  Her current practice is limited to performing ergonomic assessments in healthcare, office and manufacturing environments, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Impairment Ratings.  She is also the ergonomic consultant for Northside Hospital.

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. She also regularly participates with the Atlanta Applied Ergonomics Network.