Why Such a Large, Growing Problem?
Increasing computer use and automation in the
workplace has increased the incidence of repetitive
From 1987 to 1997, the number of people using a
computer in the workplace jumped from 5 million to
It is estimated this number is currently
A lack of ergonomic features in the workplace to
minimize the effects of repetitive motions.
A lack of education and knowledge about the
A failure to understand that proper exercise can
correct the problem.