Hands on: Preventing work-related upper limb disorders in hand-intensive healthcare occupations

The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) in hand-intensive health care occupations, specifically in Irish chartered physiotherapists, physical and athletics therapists and to identify work risk factors and best practice strategies for the prevention of WRULDs.

Hands on research sumary

Research

Musculoskeletal injury as “part of the job”

The report also provides awareness through practical guidance in the form of a self care training module, together with a self-assessment checklist suitable for assessing the working conditions of all professionals who perform manual therapy on a daily basis.

Resources

Self-care training programme for hand-intensive occupations

Preventing work-related upper limb disorders