International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Doctoral Thesis | Physiotherapy | Montenegro | Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

Musculoskeletal Disorders among Physiotherapists-Scientific Review of the Literature

Krsto Kovacevic

Abstract: Purpose of the article: The purpose of the article is to present a paper about to compared research which has dealt with musculoskeletal disorders in physiotherapists and other health professionals at work and to record which injuries are in question. Materials and methods: In March and April 2019were searched various biomedical databases such as PubMed, ResearchGate and Academia. edu using the keywords "Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders", "Musculoskeletal Injuries", "Work Injuries", "Physiotherapists", "Occupational health", on the basis of which the presentation of the data obtained in the found research was done. Results: We have selected five studies that we have included in this scientific review of the literature based on the purpose and objectives of the paper. The studies are from Egypt, Nigeria, East Malaysia and Slovenia. Conclusions: Based on the reviewed studies, the conclusions are: physiotherapists are at high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, the younger population is at high risk and the onset of lower back pain often occurs in the first five years of physiotherapist work, stress at work is more related to physical than psychological factors, there is a need to develop ergonomic guidelines for clinical practice in physiotherapy.

Keywords: musculoskeletal disorders, physiotherapists, review

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 2, February 2022,

Pages: 1187 - 1191

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