Monday, November 14, 2005

Physiotherapists injury prevention

Even physiotherapists have musculoskeletal problems ..

"Two-thirds of physiotherapy staff suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders - the very conditions they are trained to treat.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is calling on the NHS and private-sector employers to develop strategies to reduce the incidence of injuries.

As the research findings emerged, the society said all employers must ensure thorough risk assessments are done for all staff.

The research shows 68% of physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants and physiotherapy students on clinical placement reported having an musculoskeletal disorder. Almost half had experienced work-related low back pain, while 40% suffered hand, wrist or thumb problems."   continued ...   (Via icWales)

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