ABOUT DEFINING AND UNDERSTANDING INJURIES

This online course is an essential resource for the non-medical, non-clinical ergonomist. 

Upon receiving a report that someone has a painful shoulder, neck, wrist or back, have you ever wondered what happened and, more importantly; why it happened?  

Identifying the physiology of what went wrong for the worker on the job may help you prevent a work-related injury to someone else. The better you understand the body, the better equipped you are to prevent injuries.

This course will provide you with basic understanding what happens when someone gets injuried and what can be done about it.

The time frame for completing the online course is 30 days for each participant. 3 Contact Hours CE.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the way work impacts the body.

  • Identify the physiological functions of the Inflammatory Response.

  • Relate how the muscles produce movement.

  • Explain the types of injuries that can occur to the soft tissue.

  • Describe the concept of the "Nutrient Pathway."

  • Identify what happens to the tissue when injured.

*CEUs:

This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC

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.

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

"Good content and information. The delivery was that of the 'keep it simple' principle which is appreciated."

G.P., MS, ATC, LAT, CWcHP, CEAS III, Gainesville, FL

Testimonial

"Great. Perfect length. Good material."

G.W., HR Coor., Redlands, 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: HOW MUSCLES WORK

  • How muscles produce movement
  • Metabolism and the "Nutrient Pathway"
  • Neutral position and posture 
  • Aerobic versus anaerobic metabolism 

MODULE 2: WHAT GOES WRONG

  • Causes for ( MSDs) musculoskeletal disorders/ergonomics injuries
  • Tissue Failure and the mechanics for injury
  • Common terms for ( MSDs) musculoskeletal disorders/ergonomics injuries

MODULE 3: THE HEALING PROCESS

  • Steps necessary for the body to heal
  • Timeline for healing and risks of returning too soon to work activities
  • 3 stages of injury progression
  • 4 stages of the healing process
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)