CBES® is a proprietary ergonomics certification that was first patented and trademarked in 2004. The CBES® credentialing course is a unique training and education based on published scientific research and is consistent with OSHA ergonomic guidelines and medical best practices.
The course trains the student in methods to modify work behaviors in conjunction with ergonomics engineering principles to achieve maximum results as an ergonomic specialist.
The behavioral component gives students methods to educate employees on the reasons underlying each and every ergonomic modification of the work process. This approach helps ensure maximum compliance with CBES® ergonomic interventions.
Taught by clinical ergonomic specialists, students will learn the underlying physiological impact on the human body created by appropriate integrated ergonomic and wellness interventions.
The evaluation process taught in this program is used nation-wide by major industries and based on current best-practice standards.
Upon course completion you may use the suffix CBES® after your name in all correspondence and be recognized as a qualified and certified behavioral-based ergonomic specialist.
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Our team are licensed occupational therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic specialists.
Dr. Bunch is a licensed physical therapist and ergonomic specialist specializing in functional capacities evaluations (FCEs), new hire and return to work fit-for-duty evaluations, ergonomics, wellness, and injury prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). He attended undergraduate training at West Point United States Military Academy and Louisiana State University. He received his clinical degree in Physical Therapy and Medical Ph.D. in Human Anatomy and Physiology from Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center with honors in 1983.
Dr. Bunch also currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at Tulane University Medical Center, Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, where he conducts seminars in ergonomics. He has developed the only Clinical and Behavioral-Based Ergonomic Specialist Certification (CBES) course in the United States for safety professionals, industrial hygienists, ergonomic consultants and occupational health providers. He is a frequently invited lecturer to both safety and medical conferences nationally and internationally. He has spoken at national and regional ASSE conferences on numerous occasions and won "Best Speaker" Awards twice in different divisions for the National Safety Council.
Clinic Director Physical Therapist
Marc Cavallino is clinical director and part owner of ISR Physical Therapy's Elmwood branch. Marc graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Louisiana State University in 1996. He then went on to complete his Master of Physical Therapy at Emory University in 2001.
Marc was awarded his certification as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Specialist Board and is credential (MDT) in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine through the world-renowned McKenzie Institute.
He has experience in treating patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions and is experienced in FCEs, work conditioning, sports injuries as well as back and neck injuries.
Marc has been an avid triathlete since 1998 completing two full Ironman Triathlons. Marc is responsible for the oversight of ISR's Elmwood facility and provides quality physical therapy care and functional testing daily.
Training & Clinic Director
Trevor Bardarson is a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the spine by the McKenzie Institute, a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator and a Certified Ergonomic Specialist. He graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy from the University Of Manitoba, Canada in 1994.
He is the developer of WorkSaver’s customized functional testing software, is the Training Director for the WorkSaver FCE Protocol and is an instructor for the Certified Behavioral Based Ergonomic Specialist training program.
Mr. Bardarson is also the Clinic Director/Owner of ISR Physical Therapy LLC and the President of WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems.
Mr. Bardarson has performed thousands of functional capacity evaluations (FCEs). As a result he is recognized as an expert in physical therapy, functional testing and occupational health in federal, state and workers compensation courts. Mr. Bardarson has also performed hundreds of ergonomic evaluations and physical demand validations including onshore and offshore environments.