Driving Ergonomics: How to Stay Safe and Comfortable Behind the Wheel
Presenter Jamie McGaha, OTR, CHT, CEAS, OTD, COMT as she discusses the ergonomics risks associated with driving an automobile and how to best address them.
Driving is a complex, dynamic activity that millions of individuals engage in on a daily basis for personal transportation, job requirements, and even pleasure. This webinar will discuss the potential ergonomics hazards of driving, including overviews of industries at higher risk of driving related injuries. This webinar will also examine optimal driver seat positioning and additional ergonomic solutions to mitigate potential driving risks.
- The participant will recognize 1-3 potential ergonomics hazards of driving
- The participant will identify 2-4 adjustable features of a driver’s seat for appropriate ergonomics positioning when driving
- The participant will summarize 1-2 additional ergonomics tips related to driving and transportation for prevention of repetitive strain injuries
This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC. The Back School is also an AOTA Approved Provider (#4849) and is authorized to offer AOTA 1 contact hour for this class. AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1: Domain of OT & Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
This and many of our courses are currently or have in the past been pre-approved for continuing education credit by most state PT boards. Other specialities/professional disciplines should be able to submit for individual credit but it is important for you to contact your state licensing board or professional credentialing board for information regarding policies and the amount of continuing education credits allowed for online courses.
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Jamie McGaha, OTR, CHT, CEAS, OTD, COMT
Jamie McGaha is a licensed occupational therapist and certified hand therapist who practices in outpatient hand therapy in Denver, CO. Jamie’s practice experience includes a variety of upper extremity diagnoses ranging from cumulative trauma and musculoskeletal disorders to traumatic and post-operative orthopedic injuries. In addition to Jamie’s full-time clinical work, she is experienced in ergonomic assessments and interventions for the office worker, automotive assembly line, and the flooring installer trade. Previously, she has also served as an assistant faculty member at the University of St. Augustine’s Occupational Therapy program in Austin, TX.
Jamie earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis with a research emphasis on ergonomics and upper extremity disorders. Jamie is a certified orthopedic manual therapist for the upper extremity, has current and ongoing research on the topic of thumb arthritis, and is a member of the American Society for Hand Therapists. Jamie’s research is published in peer reviewed journals such as Applied Ergonomics and Journal of Hand Therapy.