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Ergonomics and the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders E-Book

Butterworth-Heinemann Title
ISBN: 9780702038822

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Ergonomics and the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders E-Book , 2nd Edition

By Martha J. Sanders, MA, OTR/L

Copyright 2004
$103.00, Online Product, Reference



Key Features

  • A strong physiologic, biomechanical, and psychological basis for understanding work-related MSDs is provided.
  • A thorough review of medical conditions associated with work-related MSDs is included because they directly affect analysis, assessment, and treatment of MSDs.
  • Actual work-related MSD programs for high-risk industries and populations are presented.
  • A sophisticated outcome assessment model for work-related MSDs provides a practical approach for therapists to use when assessing patients.
  • Content is well organized, beginning with a discussion of the various professional perspectives of those involved with treating work-related MSDs, then addressing the medical diagnosis and treatment, the ergonomic analysis and intervention, and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Extensive referencing throughout provides an evidence-based approach for analysis and treatment of work-related MSDs.
  • A comprehensive discussion is included on the risk factors that contribute to work-related MSDs.
  • A panel of highly recognizable contributors provides expertise so readers can get first hand knowledge from the pros.
  • Content covers home and leisure as well as work-related MSDs to help readers understand how to treat special situations, such as geriatrics, children, and the home.
  • The structure of the book is set up in a logical and easy-to-read manner that offers a client-centered approach as well as a systems perspective on the management of MSDs using a variety of modalities.

New to this Edition

  • Each chapter has been completely updated with extensive references to the history of work, latest
    research on biomechanical and psychosocial risk factors for MSDs, latest ergonomic assessment tools (including EMGs), treatment of MSDs, and regulatory information.
  • Several groundbreaking chapters have been added — The Expanded Definition of Ergonomics, Joint-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Ergonomics of Caring for Children, Ergonomics in the Home, and Management of the Older Worker.


Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; Students in Occupational Therapy programs; Students in Physical Therapy programs; Industrial Engineers; Students in Industrial Engineering programs

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Author Information

By Martha J. Sanders, MA, OTR/L, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut

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