As early as the 1990s, the respected Hamburg doctor Dr. Günther Neumeyer supported the theory that back-friendly products are an important building block for the prevention and treatment of backache. Today, this theory is undisputed and has been proved in various studies. Thanks to his initiative, the independent Association Aktion Gesunder Rücken e. V. was founded in 1995. This non-profit organisation cooperates with various medical fields of study and their associations, as well as with many thousand doctors and therapists. Comprehensive findings and information from the medical world are collected and published. The latest findings from the fields of orthopaedics, physiotherapy, industrial medicine, sports science etc. are drawn up by independent experts. This helps many people who are stricken by backache. And that is the majority of us.
The AGR seal of approval offers valuable help, for it identifies products and articles of daily use whose ergonomic qualities were tested in several medical fields of study.
AGR also passes on medical know-how to the employees of the qualified, specialised retail trade in order to improve their advisory quality. These training courses have to be refreshed at regular intervals.
However, medical specialists also use this further training by AGR to improve their advisory competence in the field of ergonomic everyday life. These experts qualify as „Consultants for back-friendly situational prevention“.