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Table 5 Proportions of respondents who reported that job activities caused their symptoms to recur

From: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders : A survey of physical therapists in Izmir-Turkey

Exacerbating activity PT (%)
Lifting heavy equipment or patients 18.1
Maintaining a position for a prolonged period of time 16.6
Transferring a patient 15.5
Performing repetitive tasks 15.8
Performing manual therapy 10.8
Squatting 5.0
Working in an awkward or cramped position 4.3
Climbing stairs 3.9
Reaching/working or cramped positions 3.5
Walking 3.5
Performing overhead activities 1.9