About Neural Health and the Influence of Posture

This webinar will examine components of the nervous system with a focus on peripheral nerves of the upper and lower extremities and their relationship to work postures. Topics covered will include general anatomy and physiology, neural health, and the relationships between posture and work demands on neural tissues. Ergonomic solutions and interventions to address posture and prevent neural tissue injury will be discussed.

Objectives

  • Basic knowledge of nerve anatomy and differences between central nervous (CNS) and peripheral nervous systems (PNS)
  • General understanding of nerve nutrition and communication
  • Identification of common structures that may cause peripheral nerve entrapments and associated symptoms
  • Understand types of postures and how posture influences neural structures
  • Identify 1-3 ergonomic solutions that can address posture and improve neural health

*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 specialities/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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Jamie McGaha, OTR, CHT, CEAS, OTD, COMT

Jamie McGaha, OTR, CHT, CEAS, OTD, COMT

Jamie McGaha is a licensed occupational therapist who practices in outpatient hand therapy in Austin, TX. Jamie’s practice experience includes a variety of upper extremity diagnoses ranging from cumulative trauma and musculoskeletal disorders to traumatic and post-operative orthopedic injuries. In addition to Jamie’s full time clinical work, she is experienced in ergonomic assessments and interventions for the office worker, automotive assembly line, and the flooring installer trade. She is an assistant faculty member for anatomy at University of St. Augustine’s occupational therapy program in Austin, TX.

Jamie earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis with a research emphasis on ergonomics and upper extremity disorders. Jamie is a certified orthopedic manual therapist for the upper extremity, has current and ongoing research on the topic of thumb arthritis, and is a member of the American Society for Hand Therapists, the Central Texas Hand Society, and the Arthritis Foundation’s Media Bureau. Jamie’s research is published in peer reviewed journals such as Applied Ergonomics and Journal of Hand Therapy.