Occupational Therapy’s Role in Ergonomics During and Post COVID-19

Presented by Elsa Escobedo-Lopez OT, CEA

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Course Description

This course will address the increased need of occupational therapy intervention in the field of office ergonomics in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Occupational therapists have a long history in paving the way for best practice outcomes in human occupations and this course will explore the benefit of occupational therapy intervention for office workers […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Elsa Escobedo-Lopez received her occupational therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1988. Since then, she has worked in many different settings focusing on orthopedics, hand therapy and in industrial rehabilitation. With this experience, Ms. Escobedo Lopez discovered a passion for office ergonomics and recently created WAHOO Ergonomics Consultatives Services. WAHOO focuses on addressing the needs of a growing number of device users and the risks associated with this occupation. Additionally, Ms. Escobedo-Lopez created online courses aimed at supporting ergonomics for occupational therapists in collaboration with physical therapists, ergonomists, and work injury specialists.


  • Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID #2549.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the relevance of occupational therapy and ergonomics for the office worker and device user.
  2. Demonstrate the benefit of occupational adaptation in workspace needs for the client.
  3. Describe case examples of engineering, behavioral, and administrative interventions as related to providing therapeutic solutions for best outcomes.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction of office ergonomics. Understanding social, health, and workforce impact on the office worker
  • 0:10 - Examples of OT and PT interventions for effective ergonomics based on environment, equipment, and education
  • 0:20 - Explanation of the resilient worker via work, rest, and play
  • 0:35 - Case study of injury and prevention
  • 0:45 - Recommendations for OT and PT
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

Rehabilitation clinicians, including occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants that work in an outpatient, rehabilitation or home health setting with clients that are working.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until June 18, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter owns WAHOO Ergonomics Consultative Service which provides consultation in ergonomics to small businesses utilizing therapeutic principles for ergonomic considerations.
  • Presenter creates and teaches online courses to occupational therapy professionals and provides mentoring services for the topic of office ergonomics.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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