A few years ago, Marras (2000) described the need for those working in occupational health to adopt and integrate the “state of the science” into the approach to low back disorders (p. 899). This included consideration of the multidimensional factors that can lead to an increased risk of developing an occupational disorder. No longer was occupational low back disorder to be seen as something that could be explained simply by biomechanical dysfunction or failure. And, no longer could a person in the workplace be assessed simply for their anthropometric dimensions and physical capabilities.
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