Health hazards of rehabilitation employees
Aleksander Bator, Anna Prokop
The subject of this thesis is health risks resulting from practicing a profession of a physiotherapist and related professions. This thesis is of research character and 128 respondents took part in it (physiotherapists, masseurs and bathing workers). The research showed that physiotherapist, just like the patients, are exposed to various injuries and occupational diseases. The conditions of the upper limb and spine caused by excessive physical activity during performance of occupational obligations – mainly by overburdening, injuries and inattention were the most serious problems.
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Key words: health risks, physioteraphists, injuries, occupational diseases, overburdening.