Physical therapists are in an ideal position to help their work at home patients who are experiencing musculoskeletal discomfort associated with remote work. Many work at home and office working patients fail to recognize the onset of early signs and symptoms. In this presentation, Alison Heller-Ono, veteran PT and Certified Professional Ergonomist will introduce you to ergonomic risk factors that contribute to the most common root causes of symptoms leading to musculoskeletal injury. Alison will take you through the five steps to ensure proper home office set up and easy to implement, low cost solutions. You will take away several ideas you can use immediately for yourself and your patients who spend long hours at home on their laptops or desktop computers and so much more.
Following this webinar, the participant will be able to:
1) Understand why ergonomics is essential to identify patient risk of injury or aggravation of musculoskeletal conditions when working from home.
2) Recognize the four most commonly occurring risk factors at home and the signs and symptoms they often trigger from poor workstation set up.
3) Identify the five steps every PT should know to help patients working at home create a more ergonomically correct work environment
4) Create quick fixes and hacks at no cost for your client while emphasizing safe work practices and self-care strategies.
Alison Heller-Ono, PT, MSPT
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Disability Analyst
Certified Industrial Ergonomist
Certified Access Specialist
Certified Professional Ergonomist
Certified Management Consultant
Alison Heller-Ono is the President and CEO of Worksite International, Inc, a boutique ergonomics consulting firm who has been helping small to mid-size business since 1993. Worksite International has helped thousands of organizations and employees to utilize ergonomics for injury prevention, medical and disability management and for productivity gains, resulting in millions of dollars saved.
Alison began her career in ergonomics through her physical therapy background helping injured workers return to work. She discovered how ergonomics can help change how people work and reduce the risk of injuries. The rest is history. Alison has exceptional credentials as a physical therapist, disability analyst, and certified professional ergonomist. She is the only PT Ergonomist in the country to earn the CMC credential. She is a national and international speaker in her areas of expertise, an author of numerous books, an online course instructor for the WI Ergonomics Training Academy and much more.