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  • #76
    Millennial burnout: building resilience is no answer – we need to overhaul how we work

    https://theconversation.com/millenni...ow%20we%20work
    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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    • #77
      Overworked and isolated: the rising epidemic of loneliness in academia

      https://theconversation.com/overwork...0in%20academia
      Jo Bowyer
      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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      • #78
        Prevalence and potential risk factors of flight-related neck, shoulder and low back pain among helicopter pilots and crewmembers: a questionnaire-based study

        https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biome...891-019-2421-7
        Jo Bowyer
        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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        • #79
          A longitudinal investigation of the factors associated with increased RISk of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in MUsic students (RISMUS): a study protocol

          https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biome...891-019-2440-4

          Student and professional musicians will play through pain, as a physiotherapist I don't have much say, I can support and advise them though.
          Jo Bowyer
          Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
          "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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          • #80
            The high prevalence of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs) and its associated factors in amateur musicians playing in student orchestras: A cross-sectional study

            https://journals.plos.org/plosone/ar...l.pone.0191772

            The reported prevalences of PRMDs in amateur musicians vary greatly, depending on the study design and the population studied. Prevalences of up to 80% have been reported among amateur musicians.[812] These numbers seem to outline the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in the open population, for example in the Netherlands a year prevalence of 53.4% is reported in a survey in the open population.[13] However, no study directly comparing prevalences has been performed to our knowledge.[2,14,15] Female gender has been associated with a higher prevalence of PRMDs among amateur musicians.[2,11,12] Playing load is another confirmed risk factor among amateur musicians.[8,9,11] A recent cohort study reported a nearly threefold increase in prevalence following a sudden increase in playing time.[8]

            However, literature studying the health of the amateur musician is scarce.[8] Several associated factors for PRMDs in professional musicians have not yet been studied in amateur musicians. Among these factors are instrument type, tobacco and alcohol consumption, exercise, playing experience and warming up, and perceived physical burden.[1,16,17] Also several biomechanical factors possibly influence the occurrence of PRMDs in musicians; asymmetric static playing posture, weight of the instrument and elevation of the arms possibly play a role in the development and maintenance of PRMDs.[14,16,18] Each instrument thereby has its own potential risk factors due to differences in playing technique.[19] Within the general population, additional to the music-specific risk factors, other determinants such as age, comorbidity and physical demands were found to be risk factors for musculoskeletal complaints.[20]
            Jo Bowyer
            Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
            "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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            • #81
              Hypermobility of joints in dancers

              https://journals.plos.org/plosone/ar...l.pone.0212188

              Researchers, who devoted their academic careers to the problem of excessive flexibility in dancers, have always faced a puzzling question: is hypermobility genetically determined or is it simply the result of the strenuous training routines that dancers undergo since childhood? Unfortunately, this question still remains unanswered [4]. Furthermore, there are conflicting opinions in the literature on whether excessive flexibility in dancers is a benefit or a problem. Some researchers have reported evidence of a correlation between joint hypermobility and increased risk of injury, identifying JHS as the underlying cause of impaired coordination and poor physical performance, chronic fatigue, and mental strain [6, 7]. Other authors have suggested that the JHS often found in dancers is an asset more than a liability [8] with excessive joint laxity in children often perceived by dance schools as a marker of future success in professional dancing.

              However, the struggles with training intensity and peer pressure that some young dancers have to face frequently prove to be too arduous for them to handle. A prolonged adaptation period and low body awareness during their initial training may lead to musculoskeletal damage [9].
              Jo Bowyer
              Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
              "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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              • #82
                What using animals for scientific research taught me about myself

                https://www.statnews.com/2019/03/11/...874e-151138121
                Jo Bowyer
                Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                • #83
                  Could long-term overhead load in painters be associated with rotator cuff lesions? A pilot study

                  https://journals.plos.org/plosone/ar...l.pone.0213824

                  Long-term occupational load on the shoulders in painters seems to be associated with an increased risk for developing RCT. Our findings may provide support for developing preventive strategies for this unique cohort.
                  Jo Bowyer
                  Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                  "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                  • #84
                    Regular physical exercise before entering military service may protect young adult men from fatigue fractures

                    https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biome...891-019-2513-4
                    Jo Bowyer
                    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                    • #85
                      British army: should 16-year-olds be able to enlist? Academic experts debate

                      https://theconversation.com/british-...perts%20debate
                      Jo Bowyer
                      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                      • #86
                        Female astronauts: How performance products like space suits and bras are designed to pave the way for women’s accomplishments

                        https://theconversation.com/female-a...ccomplishments
                        Jo Bowyer
                        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                        • #87
                          The importance of return to work: How to achieve optimal reintegration in ACS patients

                          https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10....47487319839263

                          The vocational reintegration of patients after an acute coronary syndrome is a crucial step towards complete convalescence from the social as well as the individual point of view. Return to work rates are determined by medical parameters such as left ventricular function, residual ischaemia and heart rhythm stability, as well as by occupational requirement profile such as blue or white collar work, night shifts and the ability to commute (which is, in part, determined by physical fitness). Psychosocial factors including depression, self-perceived health situation and pre-existing cognitive impairment determine the reintegration rate to a significant extent. Patients at risk of poor vocational outcomes should be identified in the early period of rehabilitation to avoid a reintegration failure and to prevent socio-professional exclusion with adverse psychological and financial consequences. A comprehensive healthcare pathway of acute coronary syndrome patients is initiated by cardiac rehabilitation, which includes specific algorithms and assessment tools for risk stratification and occupational restitution. As the first in its kind, this review addresses determinants and legal aspects of reintegration of patients experiencing an acute coronary syndrome, and offers practical advice on reintegration strategies particularly for vulnerable patients. It presents different approaches and scientific findings in the European countries and serves as a recommendation for action.


                          This is a subject close to my heart, I have been involved in coronary rehab since the late 1970s. These patients have much greater reported QoL than those who become invalids, OK some will become ill again and some will die, but at least they have continued to be themselves for the longest possible time.
                          Jo Bowyer
                          Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                          "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                          • #88
                            Cross-sectional area of the paraspinal muscles and its association with muscle strength among fighter pilots: a 5-year follow-up

                            https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biome...891-019-2551-y


                            The main objective of the present study was to investigate the possible changes in CSA and composition of the psoas and paraspinal muscles in the 5-year follow up among the FINAF fighter pilots during their early flight career and, thus to determine whether muscle CSA and composition could have a predictive role for LBP. In addition, the secondary aim was to examine a possible relationship between the overall isometric strength test results and muscle CSA at the baseline. Prevention of pilots’ LBP induced flight duty limitations has enormous operational and economic importance, in addition to protecting pilots’ health. Early identification of pilots susceptible to severe LBP would allow directing the preventive interventions to the risk group. Measurement of low back mobility and muscular function has not been very successful in predicting LBP in (fighter) pilots. Therefore, new methods are needed for this purpose, like the MRI measurement of lumbar paraspinal muscle composition and CSA used in the present study.
                            Jo Bowyer
                            Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                            "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                            • #89
                              Is acting hazardous? On the risks of immersing oneself in a role

                              https://aeon.co/ideas/is-acting-haza...0c379-69418129

                              Jo Bowyer
                              Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                              "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                              • #90
                                Risk for cervical herniated intervertebral disc in dentists: a nationwide population-based study

                                https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biome...891-019-2559-3

                                Prolonged static postures (PSPs) are often unavoidable in daily dental operations [4, 6]. Forward-head postures which involve holding the neck and head in an unbalanced forward position to gain better visibility during treatment are common among dentists [4, 6]. Sustained contraction of the cervical muscles due to the PSPs may cause the weakening of spinal discs, which in turn increases the risk of disc degeneration of herniation [4].
                                Jo Bowyer
                                Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                                "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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