Ergonomics for Therapists
The Second Edition of this comprehensive text provides an introduction to ergonomic concepts and discusses their application to clinical practice. As occupational and physical therapists take more active roles in work performance, and workplace safety and rehabilitation, they need to acquire the tools and techniques of ergonomics. This book teaches therapists the skills they need to analyze work environments, change work habits, and prevent injury.
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A ClientCentered Framework for Therapists in Ergonomics
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