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Most people experience musculoskeletal problems during their lifetime. Some people fail to recover and return to work, not so much because of what has happened but because they come up against obstacles. Knowing how to facilitate recovery and return to work, including when to act, is essential for successful management of the problem.
'Tackling Musculoskeletal Problems' is a manual for the workplace, the clinic, and beyond. It is about identifying psychosocial obstacles, formulating a plan, and taking action to overcome or navigate around the obstacles.
About the psychosocial flags framework
The scientific background for 'Tackling Musculoskeletal
Problems' was an international Flags Think-Tank, involving 21 experts in the
psychosocial aspects of musculoskeletal disorders. Their deliberations and
scientific thinking were the basis for this definitive, evidence-based
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Free downloadable resources
Access a selection of free-to-download resource material on
the subject of musculoskeletal disorders, in PDF format and slides in
PowerPoint format. Extracts from the guide include: 'Advice for Workers with
Muscle and Joint Problems' and 'Tackling Muscle and Joint Pain: A Quick Guide
for the Workplace'.
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Health and Work - the Key Publications
TSO publishes a range of books dedicated to the concept of
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