Teaching the Physical Therapist how to provide…
MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURY PREVENTION & ERGONOMICS CONSULTING for client workplaces.
Lauren has been doing workplace MSD Prevention consulting since 1982… at more than 600 workplaces… with great outcomes. Workplaces NEED you !
PT’s can very effectively help workers avoid MSD of the lower back and neck-arm. Workplaces are also seeing problems among their AGING workers. Musculo-skeletal aging changes are highly reversible ! We teach people how to succeed at this.
WHAT WE DO… onsite at client workplaces
We first do an MSD Ergonomics Risks Assessment, to identify their MSD Risk Factors.
We then use this initial assessment to TEACH everyone at the workplace how to reduce their MSD risks. This is typically done via a choice of several PowerPoint presentations to teach workers how to avoid MSD…. “The MSD School” (a combined Back School and Neck-Arm Overuse School, teaching people how to avoid these problems)… an “Office Ergonomics School” (targeting office-based employees)… and “The AGING Worker School” (currently in great demand by workplaces).
These workplace employee training programs teach: 1. personal ergonomics tactics, 2. MSD risks exposure reduction such as job task rotation and sit-stand options, 3. worker self-care tactics such as workplace micro-stretches (yes, these work, very well, and we have evidence to back it up), plus after-work recovery stretches. Client workplaces enjoy excellent outcomes.
We also teach managers and supervisors how to reduce their Worker Comp costs by addressing how they manage MSD problems in the workplace: early reporting of pain, accessing proper care, effective return-to-work strategies… policies and politics of MSD.
Our standard consulting fee for client workplaces is $350/hr, direct pay, no ripoff insurance billing. The big challenge is HOW TO MARKET the prevention programs to your potential client workplaces (many PTs stumble badly at marketing this service). We KNOW how to succeed at marketing to workplaces (after 600 workplaces since 1982; yeah, we know how to do this).
You can get a good look at how we describe-preview this to our potential client workplaces at our prevention program web site http://www.impacc.com. Check that out.
See the topics list below for lots of essays on specific topics about how to succeed at this practice specialty. This blog site is a growing, ongoing sharing and support resource for you physical therapists seeking to succeed at this PT business format… newest. ergonomics tactics, most currect models of pathomechanics and pathophysiology of neck-arm and low back MSD problems, micro-stretching tactics, prevention practice business strategeis, pricing & negotiating, workplace politics concerns…. We share everything you need to succeed.
HEADS UP !… WE NOW OFFER PTs A DETAILED SELF-STUDY COURSE ON HOW TO BUILD YOUR WORKPLACE CONSULTING PRACTICE… how to provide MSD prevention & ergonomics services to workplaces
This teaches you how to fully replicate my prevention consulting practice… 1. the underlying science, evidence, trends, opportunities… 2. patho-mechanics and pathophysiology of neck-arm overuse MSD and lower back MSD… 3. how perform MSD Risks Analysis… 4. how to build and present a workplace MSD SCHOOL, OFFICE ERGONOMICS SCHOOL, AGING WORKER SCHOOL program… 5. how to effectively MARKET these services to client workplaces in your community… 6. making a proposal, negotiating price, overcoming proposal objections, and managing your consulting practice.
… all based on my 35 years of consulting work at 600 workplaces nationwide.
This self-study course is comprised of several instructional power-points, audio lectures, and extensive support documents. Go to this link on Work Injury Prevention Seminar for details. SelfStudyInfo
IF THIS COURSE IS OF INTEREST TO YOU, EMAIL ME…
**SAMPLE PREVIEW: Part One powerpoint slides..1intro
We also offer a complete digital “kit” of all the materials and tools I use in my consulting practice… everything a PT needs to fully replicate my prevention consulting practice… all the MSD School versions on powerpoint, my lecture scripts, ergonomics risks assessment formats, marketing materials, evidence references, outcomes data, prevention practice guidelines, use of my client preview web site as your own. This provides the PT with a huge head start in building one’s own prevention consulting practice… simply copy mine. This is available on a thumb drive…. $600 (pays for itself in 2 hrs of billed consulting work)
Husson DPT students Private Practice class notes here: Private Practice