Ergonomics for Manual Therapists
Date: 23 November 2019
Course leader: David Annett
About the course
Ergonomics looks at the relationship between a person and their working environment. If their posture or activities at work are causing or aggravating their symptoms, they will not improve with treatment. This course will give you the skills to analyse your patient’s work environment and give advice to make improvements. This could be from questioning, reviewing pictures/video or going into their workplace.
The focus is on computer users including mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and phones. It covers the DSE Regulations (Display Screen Equipment), legal requirements, correct setup, chairs and specialist equipment available. This will give you the ability to go into a workplace and offer DSE training and undertake assessments.
The course will also look at manual tasks and cover the manual handling regulations, including risk assessment and risk reduction.
Osteopathic Practice Standards (updated) covered in this course
A Communication and patient partnership - A2, A5, A6
B Knowledge, skills and performance - B1, B2, B3
C Safety and Quality in Practice - C6
- Gain the ability to evaluate patients in relation to their working environment - computer workstations and manual tasks.
- Gain the ability to train patients in ergonomics so that they are more aware of how to prevent injury.
- Gain knowledge and skills to support your patients with injuries or problems influenced by their workplace environment.
- Gain the knowledge to allow you to go into a workplace and undertake DSE and Manual Handling assessments.
09:00-09:30 Arrival and registration
09:30-11:15 What is ergonomics?
Introduction to DSE Regulations
Mechanisms of injury and casual factors
11:35-12:30 Guidelines on seating and workstation set-up
Work organisation and breaks
13:30-15:30 Checklists and undertaking assessments
Case studies and practical
15:50-17:00 Manual Handling regulations
17:00-17:30 Clinical applications
About the course leader
David Annett is a practising osteopath and freelance ergonomics consultant. His degree in ergonomics coupled with over 15 years’ experience in this discipline mean he is ideally placed for advising manual therapists in this area.
The UCO regrets that no refunds can be made for cancelled places unless a substitute participant can be found. The UCO cannot guarantee that any course will run. In the event of your course being cancelled, all paid fees and deposits will be refunded in full.