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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Part III: Evaluation and Interventions

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Part III: Evaluation and Interventions     $119.80

This lecture is part of the following course:
Build a Work Injury Consulting Practice


This course discusses the following aspects of workplace MSD: risk factors identification, ergonomics and prevention interventions, how to assess workplace MSD risks, and how to develop effective prevention interventions. This lecture presents a range of specific tactics for building an effective workplace MSD prevention program.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 4.00


Difficulty: Intermediate


The physical therapist will learn effective interventions for primary prevention of workplace MSD. The physical therapist will be able to offer a range of consulting services that are effective in reducing the incidence, costs and suffering from MSD.

Goals & Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  1. List the four E’s of MSD prevention.
  2. List four MSD prevention interventions that may be considered as alternatives when ergonomic redesign of the workstation, tools and processes is not an available option.
  3. Describe the differences between REBA, RULA, NIOSH Lifting Formula, and the MSD Work Risk Analysis Checklist.
  4. List the metrics available from the OSHA-300 log.
  5. List the parameters of the NIOSH Lifting Formula that present possible low back injury interventions.
  6. List four work behaviors and body mechanics tactics for preventing workplace back injury.
  7. Define three methods of reducing time exposure to a specific MSD ergonomics risk.
  8. Define “micro-stretching” as an MSD prevention intervention, listing its advantages and disadvantages.
  9. Describe what comprises an effective workplace Back School and an effective workplace Neck-Arm MSD School.
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