Dr. Ashanti Jones, DPT, PT
Director of Clinical Education
University of Louisiana-Monroe
Topic: HR Ergonomics
Join us for our upcoming Professional Development meeting in-person at the Tower Place in Monroe. Lunch is included.
We all know for many employees, home is the new office. Ergonomics is the science behind the design of products, work spaces and technology to optimize employee productivity and efficiency. Practicing proper workplace ergonomics is essential. A lack of proper ergonomics is linked to work-related injuries. OSHA reports, “$1 of every $3 spent on workers' compensation stems from insufficient ergonomic protection.”
Workplace injuries waste company time and increase employer costs. Incorporating small changes and minor adjustments in ergonomics can save employers direct costs and as a result, create a healthier, happier work environment for employees. HR Ergonomics professional development session will provide attendees an overview of the science of human anatomy in relation to workplace design with the ultimate goal to reduce daily discomfort, physical stress and employee fatigue.
- Review musculoskeletal structures involved in postural support.
- Identify risk factors associated with working from home related musculoskeletal disorders.
- Discuss basic practices to help eliminate working from home related musculoskeletal injuries.
- Discuss Vestibular health and dynamic balance and its relationship to poor ergonomics in the workplace.
Dr. Ashanti Jones is a native of Lake Charles and graduated with honors from Dillard University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in 2003. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where she obtained a master’s degree in Physical Therapy.
Dr. Jones went on to further her education with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio, Texas.
Upon graduation, Jones worked in acute rehabilitation settings where she was hands-on in helping individuals regain neurological and functional mobility deemed lost and/or damaged.
The Monroe Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Dr. Jones as the Northeast Louisiana and Bayou Life Magazine Top 20 under 40 Young Professionals Award.
Dr. Jones brings 15 years of physical therapy experience to ULM. She served in numerous physical therapist positions at Ridgecrest Community Care Center, Reliant Rehabilitation, Synergy Care and St. Francis Medical Center and Outpatient Rehabilitation.
Dr. Jones currently practices physical therapy in Monroe, LA and is the Area Rehab Director for Kindred Healthcare managing specialty rehabilitation programs and providing educational training to rehab clinicians in branches across the states of Louisiana and Arkansas.
Dr. Ashanti Jones is married to State Representative, Frederick D. Jones, Esq. They have two daughters- Sydney Marie (10) and Sophie Marie (7) and one son- Frederick Jones, II (3).