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Table 10 Physical demands of the typical physical work performed by physiotherapists surveyed 2012

From: Occupational accident and disease claims, work-related stress and job satisfaction of physiotherapists

Physical demands of typical daily work N %
Torso inclination of 45° to 90° 47 55.3
Squatting posture 16 18.8
Torso inclination >90° 15 17.6
Kneeling posture 15 17.6
Hands above shoulder level 13 15.3
Squatting 5 5.9
Hand activity   
No regular hand activities 1 1.2
Slow movements with breaks 12 14.1
Regular movements without breaks 67 78.8
Fast movements without breaks 5 5.9
Effort required, hands   
Moderate 14 16.5
High 71 83.5