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Rehabilitation Ergonomics

Rehabilitation Ergonomics is the practice of applying scientific and functional principles to provide a match

of work and worker that prevents injury or assists in the return to work process. The practitioners are thera-

pists and other specialists whose backgrounds include anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology and

ergonomics. They must analyze both the humans who perform work activities and the setting in which they

work. Rehabilitation ergonomists specialize in functional evaluation, improvement of functional work per-

formance, education of the worker and redesign of work to reduce musculoskeletal stressors.