Ergonomic Interventions for Computer Users with Cumulative Trauma Disorders

  • Glenn Goodman
  • Sharon Flinn


This chapter examines ergonomic interventions for computer users who experience cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) in the workplace. The complex nature of these disorders demonstrates the need for holistic, comprehensive, and personalized evaluations. Examples of occupational therapy and other interventions for these disorders and their effectiveness are reported. Recommendations for occupational therapy practice and further research are provided.


Computers Cumulative trauma disorders Ergonomics Musculoskeletal disorders 



The authors acknowledge Heidi Rost, S/OT, for literature searches and contributions to the case study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Occupational Therapy ProgramCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation SciencesThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterColumbusUSA

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