ABOUT BASIC ANATOMY FOR THE NON-MEDICAL ERGONOMIST

Basic Anatomy for the Non-Medical Ergonomist is an essential resource for the non-medical, non-clinical ergonomist. 

A deeper understanding of how the body works will improve the quality of any ergonomics recommendation. By identifying and encouraging correct postures and behaviors that promote healthy movement and circulation, the ergonomist helps to keep the worker functioning safely and efficiently, thus preventing compensable, work-related injuries.

The time frame for completing the online course is 30 days for each participant. 2 Contact Hours CE.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Name the key concepts and terms related to Healthy Anatomy.

  • Describe the body's ability to safely adapt to work tasks.

  • Relate the role a healthy musculoskeletal system plays in injury prevention.

  • Outline a basic understanding of how the healthy body functions.

  • Report the effects that standing & sitting postures used during Dynamic and Static tasks  have on the spine, arms and legs.

*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 X X contact hours 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.

COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

View the Workshop Presentation Modules. Take and pass a 20-question exam with a 90% correct score.

Who Should Register

PTs, PTAs, PT Students, OTs, OTAs, OT Students, CHTs, ATs, RNs, NPsCertified Safety Professionals, Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Safety Committee MembersHuman Resources Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, ErgonomistsAthletic Trainers, Chiropractors, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of onsite employee injury and increase employee productivity and satisfaction.

THESE COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS ARE FOR REGISTRANTS ONLY. BY REGISTERING YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE FOR THIS COURSE YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT SHARE THESE MATERIALS WITH ANY THIRD PARTY.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.

Testimonial

"The course material was very educational for someone such as myself who is new to the field of ergonmics and does not have a medical background."

C.K., Willis, TX

Testimonial

"It was easy to follow and I liked being able to go back to review certain topics."

B.S., Egineering Coor., Sebastopol, CA

Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Robert Niklewicz, PT, CEAS II, DHSC, CIE

Bob has lectured and consulted in Ergonomics since 1993. He has also been an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco, Masters of Physical Therapy Program and an Associate Professor on Professional Ethics and leadership for the DPT program at UCSF. Bob was co-founder of Physical Therapy Services of Rohnert Park where he worked from 1979 until 2006. 

He has provided physical therapy services and ergonomics training to companies including State Farm Insurance Company, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, Medtronic and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Bob received his certificate as an Orthopedic Physician's Assistant from City College of San Francisco, his Physical Therapy Degree from UCSF, his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Sonoma State University and his Doctorate in Health Science from the University of St. Augustine. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, The American Academy of Orofacial Pain, and the International Association for the Study of Pain.

MODULE 1: THE LANGUAGE

  • Common medical terms related to ergonomics
  • Understanding neutral posture and gravity
  • Review of hard tissues in the body
  • Review of soft tissues in the body

MODULE 2: MUSCLE TISSUE

  • Components of muscle tissue
  • Skeletal muscle, tendons, joints and bursa
  • Static versus dynamic posture

MODULE 3: THE WORKING BODY

  • Understanding dynamic working activities
  • Muscle mechanics
  • Leverage and low back forces

MODULE 4: OTHER JOINTS

  • Other joints in the body
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist (carpal tunnel) and hand
  • Neutral versus non-neutral positions/postures