Beverly Burke is a Registered Nurse, Certified Movement Analyst, Certified Industrial Ergonomist and holds a Masters degree in Public Health. Her company Movement Systems is dedicated to improving the health and safety of individuals. Beverly has worked as a professional ergonomist since 1990. In the public sector she served with Oregon OSHA, in the private sector she worked with Dr. Liz Dowler, Situs,Inc. In 1998 she created Movement Systems. She has served clients in both office and manufacturing environments.
She attended the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, LIMS, and received her certification as a Movement Analyst in 1984. She taught movement sequences to geriatric clients in a Assisted Living facility to complete her final project. The participants reported an improved sense of well-being and ease of movement after completing the movement series.
In 1995 she received her Certification as a Industrial Ergonomist from the Oxford Institute. Her final project was an analysis of plywood layup and modifications reduce shoulder injuries in that working population.
She completed her Masters in Public Health in 2004, studying the costs of ergonomic injuries to hospitals and nurses. Her findings concluded that both sides pay monetarily for ergonomic injuries, however, workers also pay physical costs that diminish their ability to obtain living wages.
Her lifelong interest in human movement continues to this day, specifically in the areas of physiology, neurophysiology, biomechanics, and anatomy. Additionally she enjoys studying yoga texts: the Upanishads, the Sutras of Patanjali and the Vedas.