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Association between Work Experience and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders among the Clinical and Teaching Physiotherapists of Gujarat, India – An Observational Study

Vol 11 No 1 (2021)

Section : Original Articles

Introduction: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are present universally where physiotherapists are found to be at higher risk of being affected due to the postures attained at work. This can lead to excessive exertion associated with significant discomfort and pain in loading joints. In addition to these, the anatomical, physiological and physical characteristics of males and females are disparate so gender-based differences may also affect. However, the paucity of data for correlating the years of experience with MSDs was found in Gujarat. Hence, the present study was undertaken to investigate the association between the prevalence of MSDs with an increase in work experience among the physiotherapists of Gujarat.

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