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Musculoskeletal Injury Risk Management in OT and PT Work Environments

A Virtual CEU Event:

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This Online Event will take place as a Virtual Presentation via Zoom Video Conferencing. Cost: $20 per person for 2 CEUs

 

OT’s and PT’s are at a High Risk for Musculoskeletal Injuries.

Safe workplace practices increase occupational performance and benefit for both patients and therapists.   Therapeutic use of self in the context of occupational therapy is rooted in safe and effective therapeutic routines and practices that the support the patient expanding skills in their valued occupations such as ADLs, IADLs, family and parenting roles, and leisure activities. 

Musculoskeletal pain and injuries are a common problem among occupational therapists and physical therapists. Each setting requires different skills and imposes different biomechanical demands on the therapist’s musculoskeletal system. Let’s explore and understand the current issues involving on the job injuries and possible solutions to improving safe handling—“for you the therapist”—awareness of the following key points may facilitate increased knowledge of self in relation to your job demands and dangers. 

  • Rehabilitation of injured therapists needs to take into consideration their job demands, practice setting and specialty area.
  • There are common therapeutic activities that appear to be associated with various work-related injury. Patient handling (transfers, repositioning and patient lifting) and manual therapy (soft tissue work, joint mobilization, and orthopedic techniques) are the most consistently cited tasks associated with musculoskeletal injuries among healthcare workers.
  • The research findings can inform the design of rehabilitation, prevention, training and educational programs for therapists.

Program Objectives:

  • Participants will gain a better understanding of how to utilize research articles in evidence-based practice
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of the evidence for safer handling practices.
  • Participants will leave with more confidence to incorporate research into practice
  • Participants will leave with a practical approach in how to implement mindful use of physical self to increase safety in the workplace.    

Currently our Online Venue is limited to 20 participants - Registration closes on October 21st - register early to take advantage of this new CEU opportunity.

Important!  We will be emailing the access information and other important links on October 22nd - For more information, please contact Joan Henriksen at -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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