Remote Mindfulness and Fitness - Live Online Training
Workshop Hours: 12:30-4:00 Eastern Time

Learn to conduct Mindfulness and Fitness coaching to your ergonomics clients remotely

Benefits of Attending:

Our emerging era in Tele-Work, Tele-Health and Tele-Ed coincides with the expanding international definition of Human Factors and Ergonomics. In the 21st century, physical, cognitive and organizational human factors must be on the forefront of an up-to-date Ergonomist’s mind. New patterns to address these multivariate opportunities are emerging just in time to address remote work realities of the modern millennium.

Evolving workplaces wrangle with the stubborn challenges of the US DOL BLS top exposures, including 1) overexertion and bodily reaction, 2) slips, trips and falls (due to an aging workforce) and 3) cognitive distraction resulting from the relentless draw of pervasive digital devices. This unique, leading-edge course develops best practices for addressing all three simultaneously no matter the setting.

Trailblazing Ergonomists can now leverage remote access to spread knowledge-based influence over multi-site settings. Working one-on-one or one-on-many across vast distances is no longer an obstacle. Applying effective tactics, strategies and techniques to diverse workplace situations and settings is now within reach. The biological, psychological and sociological determinants of health respond very well to an adroit Ergonomics Professional.

Why this course is needed:

In this course, attendees will learn easy-to-use, easy-to-teach cognitive, physical and behavioral techniques to benefit the personal self and the qualified client. Practical tools from the flood of neuroscience literature connecting the mind and body in ever-more effective ways are built-in to this live, interactive experience.

As remote work, remote health and remote ed advanced from luxury to necessity, the need for strategies in workforce flourishing has never been stronger. Millions worldwide woke to a new experience. Many will work from home offices for the foreseeable future. Others will find working hybrids mixed between the familiar and the unknown. All will require new ways to cope, prosper and thrive. This course delivers the game plan to achieve all three.

The cognitive, physical and social changes ushered in by COVID-19 fits neatly with innovative models of effective Ergonomics delivery. Fresh opportunities now present themselves to nimble healthcare practitioners, agile safety professionals and deft human resource specialists.  Change brings challenges. Change also brings choices.

Those who can pivot into innovative, engaging and profitable standards of practice will find more than career survival. A transformative professional flourishing is upon us. Harnessing this revolution by improving inherent value in the marketplace is imperative. Opportunities to reinvent whole fields come only once in a lifetime. Seize it.

How we meet the need:

For years, professional groups such as The American Physical Therapy Association have stated: “In physical therapy, patients / clients are asking for more time-efficient and less costly care models. Busy lifestyles make it difficult for greater numbers of people to attend [twice-to-three-times a week onsite] appointments.”

The APTA also recognizes: “Applications of telehealth in physical therapy already allow PT’s to better communicate with patients / clients and provide more flexible care.”

Lastly, the APTA acknowledges: “Telehealth will not replace traditional clinical care - but it will give flexibility to provide services efficiently. Quicker screening, assessment and referral can improve care coordination within collaborative delivery models.” These published statements were made prior to COVID-19.

Responding to this, deft Safety Professionals, agile Healthcare Practitioners and nimble Human Resource Specialists among others can confront this emerging landscape with fresh eyes aimed at building innovative best practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Practice and apply in both live onsite and remote online settings the learned information, and be prepared to perform a Remote Metronomic Breathwork progression, using an advancing format of 1) Vagal Tone Breath, 2) The 4-7-8 Breath, and 3) The Navy SEAL Box Breath to future clients. 
  • Formulate and utilize in both live onsite and remote online settings the studied material, and be equipped to execute a Remote Embodied Cognition progression, using an expanding structure of 1) Bilateral Symmetrical, 2) Bilateral Asymmetrical, and 3) Bilateral Reciprocal activities using ancient martial arts warmups and movements. 
  • Explain and relate approaches that address the 2018 US DOL BLS Macro-Ergonomics Exposure Trends by using The International Ergonomics Association’s Meso-Ergonomics interventions of 1) Physical Human Factors, 2) Cognitive Human Factors, and 3) Organizational Human Factors.
  • Evaluate and design methods that impact the 2018 US DOL BLS Macro-Ergonomics Exposure Trends by using emergent properties of Engel’s (1977) Bio-Psycho-Social Model to Micro-Ergonomics workforce interventions of 1) Biological Determinants of Health, 2) Psychological Determinants of Health, and 3) Sociological Determinants of Health.

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This course is currently pre-approved for CEUs by the AOTA, BOC. 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 or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

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.


Once you have completed your registration you will receive a registration confirmation email with information and links to RSVP to the presentation. You MUST RSVP to attend the presentation.

*** NOTE *** Once you have RSVP’d you will receive an email that will include the link to login to the presentation on the live date as well as the password for entering the presentation.


Participants must be present for all 3 hours of class work which includes course participation and group work, practice and demonstration, for the awarding of CEUs.


Tuition: $295.00


Tuition is refundable less $50.00 if canceled 14 days before the workshop date. Tuition is not refundable under any circumstance, for registrations or cancellations after the 14 days has expired. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend at another date. You may only change workshop dates or locations two times, then tuition will be forfeited.

Who Should Register

PTs, OTs, CHTs, RNs, PT Students, Certified Safety Professionals, Industrial Engineers, Risk Managers, Ergonomists, Human Resources Professionals, PTAs, OTAs, ATs, NPs, OT Students, Industrial Hygienists, Chiropractors, Claims Managers, Safety Committee Members, Office Furniture Sales and anyone wanting to learn how to decrease risk of musculoskeletal disorders and increase productivity and job satisfaction..


Dates Location
May 5, 2021 - May 5, 2021 Live Online Training Workshop
Live Online Training Workshop
Live Online Training Workshop, GA 30318

Matt Jeffs, PT, DPT, CEAS II

Matt Jeffs, PT, DPT, CEAS II
Overview – The ‘Why’
My varied background has informed and inspired me to be an agent of positive change. When confronted with outmoded delivery models which deliver – at best – inefficiency and ineffectiveness, I’m drawn to employ my creative potential and strive to deliver more. Part of this is out of a sense of social justice and compassion for our common humanity. Part is also to serve as the change I wish to see in the world. Every day is another opportunity to leave an enduring legacy. One that positively inspires those who follow us. My goal is to spend my remaining days here on earth doing just that.

Summary – The ‘How’
My combination of seasoned skill in public speaking, broadcasting and leadership with award-winning clinical excellence in sports, orthopedics and industrial medicine has been the foundation of my career success. This skill-set allows me to provide positive, verifiable work-injury reduction and risk mitigation from corporate clientele to clinical providers. It’s accomplished by serving business-to-business, business-to-provider and business-to-consumer formats.

In my leadership role with the First Coast Manufacturers Association as its Workforce Education Director, I served as Consultant to the FCMA Board of Directors. Here, I provided this powerful industrial trade consortium of some 300 manufacturers and North Florida companies with sound advice in workforce optimization and cost containment strategies.

Armed with two professional clinical degrees in physical therapy and licensed in two states (FL and NC) with over 25 years of clinical and management experience, I have directly overseen the successful rehabilitation of >23,000 individuals in the clinical setting. As a Lean Practitioner equipped with over 12,000 hours of direct onsite experience serving clients in corporate and industrial settings, I apply continuous improvement methodology to all onsite projects and processes.

Corporate leaders and academic colleagues seek me out for sound advisement and reliable solutions to the evolving patterns of a fluid, dynamic workplace. As such, I am regularly sought to address colleges, universities, professional associations, trade groups and executive summits to convey my philosophy and applications for successful injury prevention, cost-reduction and workforce performance improvement.

Principal Faculty at The Back School – The ‘What’
Serving as Principal Faculty at The Back School (TBS), I draw directly on the FCMA Workforce Education Director role mentioned above. In that past role, I worked with local colleges and universities to better prepare student skill sets for high paying advanced manufacturing careers. Presently, I arrange for TBS Ergonomics Course attendees to gain hands-on assessment experience at technical colleges in the Southeast. We no longer simply lecture. We now immerse our students.

At FCMA, my tasks included directing  their Workforce Development Committee, which focused Human  Resources Managers on common issues facing manufacturers. In this past role, I developed top onboarding, workforce education and training programs for FCMA member companies. FCMA's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) - such as its Plant Manager Executive SIG - also fell under my Workforce Development Committee duties. This experience gives me ease when addressing senior leadership in corporate clientele on behalf of The Back School as its Principal Faculty.

At FCMA, I also directed the Environmental Health & Safety Committee, a preemptive group charged with identifying harmful issues impacting manufacturers and their surrounding communities. The EH&S Committee emphasized legislative and regulatory issues by forming partnerships with regulators and environmental organizations. In this role, I coordinated relevant workshops and seminars on various issues relating to  EH&S.  Routinely, I arranged  subject matter expert presenters selected from within the association's membership. This practical experience allows me conversant roles with a variety of technical professionals on behalf of The Back School.

Lastly, I oversaw FCMA’s Professional Progress curriculum, a premier 8-month leadership training program I conducted to provide instruction, interaction and discussion skills necessary for leadership success in tomorrow’s advanced manufacturing workplace. As Principal Faculty at The Back School, I’m tasked with bringing together leadership personnel from all age groups and industries to cultivate common ground and expedite mutually beneficial, value-added projects.

Onsite Health & Safety Specialist
Both workplace safety factors and workforce health influences jointly contribute to many problems confronting today’s business and industry. Until recently, these two areas were often fragmented and isolated. Safety was handled in the EHS silo, while employee health remained in the HR silo. Prevailing science now supports combining these efforts through initiatives that integrate safety protection and health promotion. Inefficiencies are truncated while benefits compound.

In this sphere of influence, my company Ability On-Demand has been field-tested. Employee participants report positive experiences with better communication and mutual understanding with management. Employers report better workforce relations, improved performance in key indicators, and a shared sense of commitment in corporate culture.

The benefits of a committed willingness to listen to perspectives of front line staff, provide our corporate clientele valuable feedback and workable solutions to operational challenges. Working together to address feasible root cause measures yields compounding dividends. It’s a 21st century business model that's also a great business to be in.

Keynote Speaker & Onsite Therapy Services Consultant
As an onsite industrial Doctor of Physical Therapy with clients throughout the Southeastern US, I provide verifiable, sustainable ROI in direct and indirect healthcare savings to international firms and clinical providers.
This is accomplished through workforce education initiatives, ergonomic analyses, job demand analyses, defined job demand descriptions, legally-defensible job demand capacity evaluations, pre-work screenings, fit-for-work screenings, transitional rapid return-to-work strategies, early intervention onsite first-aid screenings, onsite physical therapy evaluation / treatment, and plant-wide communications in public speaking, audio and video formats.

Meta-Physical Therapy TaijiFit Instructor
As a safety management advisor for national and international firms, I also serve as a Tai Chi Fitness Instructor in multiple settings. From hospital-owned fitness centers to modern industrial workplaces, I apply what I named ‘Meta-Physical Therapy’ to students, faculty and professionals alike. Mind-Body Awareness creates a safer, healthier and more productive work environment in every setting. Applying myself to this important transition is my life’s work, and I hope offering insight on how to make the corporate mind and body work together - for the most people possible - is a goal worthy of us all.

Conclusion – Again, The ‘Why’
As a ‘medical multiculturalist’, I’ve had the pleasure to work closely with the most forward-thinking colleagues who happen to have the following initials after their names: MD; PA; NP; RN; LPN; DPT; LPTA; OTD; OTR, COTA; PhD; SPHR; CSP; DC and many, many more. Every one of these individuals has taught me something. As someone who crosses lines easily into worlds other than my own, I will continue to strive to leave a legacy of excellence through continuous improvement. The positive change I help create is something I’m confident will outlast me. That, is my simple mission.

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Introduction to Embodied Cognition Ergonomics

12:30PM - 1:00PM

Explain and relate approaches that address the 2018 US DOL BLS Macro-Ergonomic Exposure Trends

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Neuro-Somatic Embodied Cognition Pathways

1:00PM - 1:45PM

Differentiate the pathways of Neuro-Anatomical, Neuro-Chemical & Neuro-Electrical Embodied Cognition

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Therapeutic Embodied Cognition Applications

1:45PM - 2:30PM

Practice, apply and be prepared to perform a Remote Metronomic Breathwork Progression

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion


2:30PM - 2:45PM



Applied Embodied Cognitive Ergonomics in Rehab

2:45PM - 3:30PM

Formulate, utilize and be equipped to execute a Remote Embodied Cognition Progression

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion

Remote Embodied Cognition Ergonomics

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Evaluate and design methods that impact the 2018 US DOL BLS Macro-Ergonomic Exposure Trends

Lecture, Power Point, Handouts, Discussion