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See Ron Live!

You’ll soon be able to find The Back School’s director, Ron Porter, presenting at a number of conferences around the country in the next few weeks.

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Billing Rates For Ergonomics Assessments

There are a number of ways that you may bill for Ergonomics Assessments. Always be CONSISTENT in the way you price services for clients. If not, they may discuss the discrepancy and it can cost you business. If you bill … Continue reading

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Police Officer Ergonomics Pt. 2

Earlier this week we began answering a question posed by a former student about laptop trays used in police cruisers. The same Back Scholar had a follow-up question regarding more ergonomic solutions for the utility belts that officers carry while … Continue reading

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Police Officer Ergonomics Pt. 1

For this week’s blog we will be taking a look at a complex ergonomics question that The Back School recently received from a former student working as a risk management consultant. Given the complexity of the question we will be breaking Ron’s answer up into two separate posts. … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Ergonomics

I love coffee. I started drinking it in high school on cold mornings after swim practice. I always drank it black because that’s how they made it. I still love coffee, stopping at a coffee shop almost every day. There … Continue reading

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“Ergo Breaks” for the Industrial/Office/Health Care Athlete

For those of us who specialize in health, wellness, exercise and fitness we have the long held opinion/belief that workplace fitness/exercise programs assist workers in being less prone to work-related injury, require less medical care, use less sick time and … Continue reading

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Removing the Fear From Industrial Rehabilitation: Fact v. Fiction; Reality v. Myth

The therapist said, “I didn’t know there was so much legal stuff involved with Industrial Rehab.  I don’t think I want to do it….”  This was a statement made by a FCE course attendee in 2011.  While a seasoned Industrial … Continue reading

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How to approach an employer who you know needs an ergonomist

An Industrial Therapy Physical Therapist sent this question: “I have had a number of recent clients from a local electronics/medical facility. I am quite sure that the assembly line work environment is responsible for these patients, as they are coming under … Continue reading

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Measuring Success Of Ergonomic Interventions

There are two ways to measure success for an ergonomics intervention. The first way is to measure short and long-term results which would include such things as decreased medical claims, decreased lost time/days, decreased reportable injuries etc., and increased productivity. … Continue reading

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Starting My Own Business As An Ergonomist

Question: I am also a P.T. and planing to get a business license to be an independent contractor to treat patients. My question to you is whether you know if I would need two separate business licenses to cover myself … Continue reading

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