Virpi Fagerström, physiotherapist, master of health sciences, occupational physiotherapist.
Virpi specializes in ergonomics, body control and work safety and is an instructor and researcher. She is the founder and CEO of Ergomentor Oy, a company that specializes in ergonomics, occupational safety and physical therapy. Ergomentor organizes training courses for the social and health care sector and produces course material related to its specialty.
Understanding a person's basic movement and load factors is crucial to physical ergonomics. Virpi emphasizes that ergonomics is more than just physical ergonomics, ergonomics must be understood as a broad concept that considers the individual, the work, the environment and the tools used. Ergonomics combines organizational, cognitive and physical ergonomics.