aBOUT BASIC BIOMECHANICS OF THE SPINE
In this 2 hour online course, written by Dr. Bob Niklewicz, you will gain a basic understanding of the Basic Biomechanics of the Spine. This course serves as a fantastic primer for those coming from non-medical backgrounds who are seeking a greater understanding of how the human body functions in its environment. This fundamental understanding will greatly increase the depth and breadth of your ergonomics assessments.
Basic Biomechanics of the Spine is also a fantastic refresher for PTs, OTs and other clinical practitioners as well.
- Explain basic Spinal Biomechanical functions and concepts
- Apply Basic Biomechanical Principles to Ergonomics Evaluation tasks
- Differentiate the Force-Motion dynamics of the Spine and how they relate to injury prevention
- Design and generate a safer working environment for the workers’ spine during static and dynamic activities
Registration includes an all new eBook, Back Injury and Lifting: 5 Simple Steps, authored by our esteemed instructor, Gary K. Porter, Jr., ATC, LAT, MS, CEAS.
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 2 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.
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Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.
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.
BASIC BIOMECHANICS OF THE SPINE
This course will provide you with:
- An introductory knowledge base for non-medical ergonomists in spinal biomechanics.
- The basics of biomechanics for the medical ergonomists and for ergonomists with an engineering background.
- Force-motion dynamics of the spine and how those dynamics relate to injury prevention.
- A deeper understanding of the musculoskeletal system of the back during both static and dynamic activities.