Prevalence, risk factors and preventive strategies in work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Israeli physical therapists.

@article{Rozenfeld2010PrevalenceRF,
  title={Prevalence, risk factors and preventive strategies in work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Israeli physical therapists.},
  author={Vitaly Rozenfeld and Joseph Ribak and Josepha Danziger and Judith Tsamir and Eli Carmeli},
  journal={Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={176-84}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although physical therapists (PTs) have extensive knowledge of body mechanisms and injury prevention, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMD) are quite common in this population. The purposes of this study were: to determine the prevalence and impact of WRMD among Israeli PTs; to investigate WRMD risk factors and to identify preventive strategies used by PTs; and to compare the risk of injuries in two professional settings: rehabilitation centres (RCs) and… CONTINUE READING