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G Ital Med Lav Ergon. 2005 Apr-Jun;27(2):235-6.

[Evaluation of risks of biomechanical overload of the upper limb in physical kinesis therapists].

[Article in Italian]

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Cattedra e Scuola di Specializzazione in Medicina del Lavoro--Dipartimento MISP--Università degli Studi--L'Aquila, Italy.


Physical therapists are at risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Contributing risk factors are job-task, mental stress and biomechanical overload, due to fixed and incorrect postures of neck, upper limbs and back. The purpose of this study was to investigate, by questionnaire and the use of muscle superficial EMG recording and analysis, the workload in the physical therapist activity, in order to provide suitable preventive measures.

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