Why Many Ergonomics Recommendations Don’t Work

Why Many Ergonomics Recommendations Don’t Work

by Rick Olderman, physical therapist for over 25 years

I’ve seen many patients with pain who’ve had countless recommendations from ergonomists or books/pamphlets written by ergonomists. Why isn’t it working?

Because ergonomists don’t understand why pain happens and how pain is solved in the person they are trying to help. These causes of pain are rooted in patterns of dysfunctional movements or compensations in the body. Unless the ergonomist is medically trained (and even then, it’s a long shot) how can they understand what to recommend if they haven’t evaluated the person’s body and systems of movement?

They can’t.

The best they can do is offer general recommendations that help some. That’s why many recommendations don’t work—they’re not specific to the person’s body or their understanding of how the body functions as systems of movements is incomplete.

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Rick Olderman is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist, personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and speaker living in Denver, CO. He has been practicing physical therapy since 1996.

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