A Systematic Review on the Effect of Physical Therapist Delivered Ergonomic Intervention on Workers in a Physically Taxing Workplace
Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Musculoskeletal injuries have increased in the past decade, and this has caused a sequela of pain and missed work time due to injuries. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of physical therapist delivered ergonomic intervention on workers in a physically taxing workplace. A systematic review was performed, which evaluated changes in pain and functional status of injured workers when ergonomic interventions were delivered by physical therapists. Methods: A literature search of ProQuest Central, Science Direct, PubMed, Taylor and Francis and EbscoHost was conducted using PEDro guidelines. The search limits and selection criteria were employed. A systematic review of literature using PEDro guidelines was used.In total, six RCTs met the selection criteria. Conclusion:Moderate to strong mixed evidence exists to show the effect physical therapist can have on providing workplace solutions to improve function and decreases pain with employees in a physically taxing workplace.
Leininger, P., Prall, J., & Ross, M. (2022). “A Systematic Review on the Effect of Physical Therapist Delivered Ergonomic Intervention on Workers in a Physically Taxing Workplace.” Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, 16(2). doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i2.18047