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Most ergonomics programs focus on the analytical processes needed to conduct job evaluations, implement solutions, and prioritize and find budgets to fund ergo projects. What most people are not taught are the hidden strategies that make these initiatives move more smoothly.

The Correlation between Hamstring Tightness and Low Back Pain in Seated Workers

Presented by AEC 2016/GOErgo - OPEN TO ALL
Sept. 17 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Ahmed Radwan, Ph.D., associate professor, and Thomas A. Crist, Ph.D., professor, Utica College

Sitting is now the most common posture in the American workplace. Seated workers are at especially high risk for low back pain (LBP). Potential correlations between muscle impairments and LBP have not been well-documented and may lead to more effective prevention strategies to reduce LBP in seated workers. In this presentation, the anatomical relationships between the hamstring muscles, pelvis and spine will be reviewed and the association between hamstring tightness and sacroiliac/lumbar spine pathology will be described.

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