Workplace Ergonomics 101

Priya Parekh (OTD)
Rolling Basis
CEU, Online

Course Audience: Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant

Course Objectives: Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify common health problems associated with poor ergonomics and its impact in the work force.
  • Understand the role and the importance of occupational therapy in the field of ergonomics.
  • Develop and evaluate ergonomic strategies to improve health and well-being at the workplace.
  • Apply techniques as it relates to ergonomics appropriately to a variety of workforce environments.
Time Place Room Date Range Instructor
Ongoing Virtual Online Rolling Basis Dr.  Pyria Parekh

Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Course series:

Workplace Ergonomics 101

Course Description: Ergonomics, in the simplest way, is defined as fitting a job to a person. Research has demonstrated the impact of ergonomics on health and wellbeing. In this course participants would understand the distinct role of occupational therapists in the field of ergonomics and would learn various techniques through which they can help improve productivity and health outcomes at work. This course will also help participants improve their workspace at home.

Course Audience

Occupational Therapist

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant


Course Delivery Type

Asynchronous Virtual

Course Presentor

Dr. Priya Parekh, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS earned her bachelors degree in occupational therapy from Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital (MUHS) before she completed her masters degree and doctorate in occupational therapy from University of Southern California.

She completed her doctoral residency at USC Occupational Therapy Faculty Practice where she implemented lifestyle interventions to promote health and wellness of individuals with mental health conditions, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and chronic pain amongst others. She also has extensive experience in the field of ergonomics.

Dr. Parekh, clinical setting experience includes skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinic. Dr. Parekh performs clinical evaluations and treatments for both the pediatric and adult population with developmental disabilities, and orthopedic conditions amongst others. She collaborates with the patient and their family members to improve their occupational independence.

Dr. Parekh has presented at the AOTA, Arizona Occupational Therapy Association, and other conferences. When she is not working, she likes to read books and explore places.