Written by a distinguished group of contributors, this book provides comprehensive information on both CTDs of the upper extremity and low back pain. Using a broad-based approach that is equally useful for physicians, surgeons, physical therapists, occupational safety personnel, engineers, and lawyers, Cumulative Trauma Disorders provides practical guidelines for CTD identification and control, including: Understanding current legal issues--including the OSHA Ergonomics Rule and the ADA--and their implications for workers and healthcare providers. Monitoring and managing CTD risk factors in the workplace. Implementing ergonomic solutions for upper extremity CTDs and low back pain. Performing impairment and disability evaluations.