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Work-related MSDs

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are considered one of the biggest health problems facing workers today, and that includes very many physios.

More than 66% of physiotherapists and physiotherapy associates have suffered a MSD sometime during their career - and yet only 16% notified their line manager and only 10% of our members completed a workplace accident form.

Since our MSD report was published in 2005, a range of factors have contributed to this perennial problem including the introduction of electronic patient records and increasing numbers of bariatric patients.

MSD resource pack

Use the CSP's musculoskeletal disorders resource pack to help safeguard your career: access this publication.

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