When the Office Comes to You

This webinar will provide participants with information on creating the best ergonomic office set up while working from a home environment versus a traditional one. Many workers telecommute on a regular basis and with the recent worldwide public health crisis, more employees are finding themselves in a work from home position. Working from home can pose some unique ergonomic situations, especially in the absence of a typical office desk-set up. Participants will learn to identify risk factors in their own home environment, determine solutions for risks that could lead to potential discomfort, and establish where they can most optimally work in their home with good ergonomic principles. A PowerPoint presentation using an online electronic platform will be utilized. An online demonstration of ergonomic exercises breaks will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Ergonomics and describe its relationship to health and wellness
  • Identify common risk factors for poor ergonomics practices when working from home
  • Identify ergonomic solutions for your home office environment

*CEUs:This course is currently pre-approved for Continuing Education CEs by the BOC and COPSKT. 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.

REFUND POLICIES

Refunds are not available for distance learning courses.

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Jamie McGaha, OTR, CHT, CEAS, OTD, COMT

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.