ABOUT PREVENTION OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS IN SONOGRAPHERS

Martha Frame, PT, MS, MBA, CEAS discusses how musculoskeletal disorders affect a large number of sonographers. This webinar will discuss the problem and identify multi-factorial risk factors which include technology, the organization, the individual and the job design. Engineering, administrative and individual controls will be addressed. Examples from general sonography as well as cardiovascular sonography will be presented.

Objectives

  • Discuss the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders in sonographers
  • Identify the ergonomic risk factors including force, posture repetition and environment along with individual and organizational risk factors
  • Discuss engineering, administrative and individual controls to help mitigate the risk factors
  • Review a checklist for injury prevention

*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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Refunds are not available for distance learning 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.