Susan Emerson


  • Injury Prevention in Practice and Daily Life
    808 Howell St
    July 7 @ 11:00 am
    Any physical activity performed or posture held for extended periods of time has the potential to lead to discomfort and even injury. Practicing at the organ bench is no different – especially if much of the rest of the day is also spent in a similar posture at a computer workstation. Concert artist Katelyn Emerson and Susan Emerson, Occupational/Hand Therapist and Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist propose practice techniques that encourage the release of tension while playing as well as stretches and exercises that can help to reset the body after and during hours spent at the musical and computer keyboards. Posture suggestions that encourage optimal positioning and prevent muscle fatigue will be included, as well as methods of motivational encouragement to incorporate these suggestions into practice and daily living, promoting lifelong healthy habits. Attendees are welcome to bring questions!


Susan Emerson is a Registered Occupational Therapist and the owner/director of Rehab To Work Medical Consultants, specializing in Industrial Evaluations and onsite management of the injured employee, Worksite Evaluations and Risk Assessments, and Ergonomic and Safety Programs. For over 15 years, Ms. Emerson owned and managed a large private hand therapy clinic, and is a Certified Hand Therapist and an Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist. She is regularly invited to lecture at hand therapy and ergonomics conferences in North America, South America, and Europe on subjects including ergonomics, all aspects of upper extremity management, particularly relative to work related musculoskeletal injuries, and industrial management. She was an Honored Professor at the 2019 Philadelphia Hand Symposium organized by the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation. Ms. Emerson is published on issues of upper quarter treatment, FCE’s, and workplace risk factors and assessment.