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Work, Health and WellbeingThe Challenges of Managing Health at Work$
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Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, and Ross Wilkie

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428080

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.001.0001

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Musculoskeletal disorders: challenges and opportunities

Musculoskeletal disorders: challenges and opportunities

(p.21) Two Musculoskeletal disorders: challenges and opportunities
Work, Health and Wellbeing

Ross Wilkie

Policy Press

This chapter highlights the burden of musculoskeletal conditions on work and highlights the predictors of poor work outcomes. It highlights a bio-psychosocial approach, and explores models and strategies to manage work participation and return-to-work for those with musculoskeletal symptoms, and considers strategies to prevent work loss.

Keywords:   musculoskeletal conditions, rheumatology, pain, arthritis, physical function

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