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Injury prevention in physiotherapists - a scientific review.
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PMID:  22316985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This review targeted all research previously conducted on the topic of musculoskeletal disorders and injury among physiotherapists, with a particular focus on studies that had examined individual, physical and psychosocial risk factors and provided suggestions or recommendations to prevent such injuries. Scientific literature published in English languages was searched using electronic way. A total of 17 appropriate studies were located and examined, most of which had focused on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders/pan or any other injury. From the review, it was shown that major risk factors among the physiotherapist were manual therapy, repetitive movement, awkward and static posture, physical load, lifting and transferring, treating large number of patients treating in a single day, working while injured, years of experience. The preventive measures that described in these literatures were awareness of reporting of injury, use of less manual therapy, proper exercise, formulation of new devices, intervention at the level of workplace, work schedule allocation, proper training, ongoing risk assessment and control.
Authors:
Deepak Sharan; Ps Ajeesh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Work (Reading, Mass.)     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1875-9270     ISO Abbreviation:  Work     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204382     Medline TA:  Work     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1855-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore,India.
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