Backs: Back and Neck Injury Prevention
- Course Format
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Training Time ?
- 92 to 184 minutes
- Browsers Supported
- IE Desktop
- Required Plugins
- MasteryNet Player
- Closed Captioning
- Lesson Interactions
- Quiz Questions
- Product ID
- Interactive Producer
- Moxie Media, Inc.
- Original Content Producer
- Moxie Media Inc.
This training program can prevent you, a family member, or a friend from experiencing years of crippling neck and back pain. So many employees today experience painful and disabling back and neck injuries that many companies consider these the primary musculoskeletal disorders that lead to disability! Back and neck problems develop gradually over time, often without symptoms. We take our backs and necks for granted, like most things, until they become painful. Dr, Richard Bunch, a nationally renowned physical therapist and fitness expert, explains the underlying causes of back and neck disorders; then describes a proven approach for preventing disabling back and neck problems. This approach shows you how to alter harmful lifestyle habits, use sound ergonomic principles, and utilize specific behavioral-based methods.
- Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
- Print certificate and wallet card
- You have 60 days to complete the course
- CEUs awarded
- Affects of back or neck injuries
- Cure for back or neck injuries
The Spine and Discs
- Disc structure
- Disc degeneration
- Causes of disc degeneration
- Seated position
- Cumulative trauma
- Lifestyle contributors
- Curvature of the spine
- Standing too long
Lower Back Injuries and Prevention
- Ergonomic chairs
- Sciatic Nerve
- Effects of lumbar disc
- Poor lifting technique
Hazards and Prevention in Work Design
- Tool weight
- Bending over
- Back surgery
Ergonomics and Lumbar Support
- Ergonomic strategies and principles
- Lumbar support
- Lumbar support while driving
Posture Relief and the McKenzie Method
- Upper body support technique
- Posture relief
- McKenzie Method
- Ergonomic devices to avoid heavy lifting
- Neck ergonomics
- Vision affects posture
- Neck extensions
- Vertebral Artery
- Pinched nerve
- Neck exertion
- Lifestyle risk factors
How Can Employers Help?
- How employers can help
Agree that backs can be damaged at any time.
- Explain why surgery isn't the answer to back pain.
Understand the problems associated with back or neck injuries.
- Identify the best cure for back or neck pain.
Be aware of the discs in the back.
- Name the parts of the discs.
- Recall how the blood flows through the discs.
- Explain why humans have so much back pain.
Prevent back and neck injuries in the workplace.
- List the causes of back or neck injuries in the workplace.
- Recognize that no posture is safe if constantly maintained.
- Understand what the spine is supposed to look like naturally.
- Recall what lifestyle factors contribute to back pain.
Use lumbar support when needed.
- Identify when lumbar support should be used.
- Recognize when you start feeling pain in the discs.
Know all the causes of back pain at in the workplace.
- List ways to reduce risks at work.
Use ergonomic strategies to reduce the risk of back injuries.
- List the ergonomic strategies for reducing risk of back injuries.
- Repeat what sound ergonomics calls for reducing.
Understand how back injuries can occur while driving.
- Discuss how posture relief methods help prevent back injuries.
- Define the McKenzie Method.
Prevent lifting injuries.
- List methods to eliminate lifting injuries.
- Define the BLAST technique.
Prevent neck injuries.
- Recall how the worst neck injuries can occur.
- Identify proper monitor placement when working at a computer.
- List the various injuries caused by neck extensions.
- Be aware of how employers can make the workplace safe.