In May 2018, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration released the results of its first survey of occupations, revealing the top ten occupational types and occupations in America.
This report was an important part of the agency’s 2018 “Blueprint for Occupational Health”, which was the first comprehensive study to focus on occupational health.
It was published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal.1 According to the 2018 Blueprint, “the occupations most often encountered by workers in the workplace, including those in which a large percentage of work is physical, have become increasingly difficult to meet health needs.”2 As a result, the Blueprint recommends a focus on physical activities, physical education, physical training and physical therapy, as well as physical therapy and other occupational rehabilitation services.3 Although physical activity is increasingly popular, the majority of US workers do not have the physical skills to do it.
According to a survey conducted by the University of Wisconsin, more than 70 percent of US adults aged 18-64 reported not being physically active at least once a week, with a majority of respondents reporting they had been inactive for at least one week.4 There is a lot of work being done to help Americans meet physical activity goals.
There is evidence that physical activity can help prevent, treat and manage conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and other conditions,5 and it is also a significant contributor to the reduction in obesity,7 a major public health concern.8 However, there are limitations to this approach, including the lack of consistent data on the prevalence of physical activity,9 which has also hampered research on the topic.10 In addition, it is difficult to quantify the effectiveness of physical exercise in terms of its health benefits.11 In a survey of more than 1,000 US adults conducted by Dr. Andrew Kolodny, published in BMJ, the average amount of physical work performed by US adults in the last 30 days was only 1.4 hours per week, and only half of the people who did moderate to vigorous physical activity (such as walking, cycling, or swimming) reported feeling physically satisfied.12 In addition to lack of data, there is an under-utilization of physical therapy in US workplaces.
The number of physical therapists working in the United States declined from 1,939 in the year 2000 to 1,613 in 2015, according to the American Board of Physical Therapy.13 Although physical therapists can provide many of the same physical benefits as physical therapists, they have a much larger role in providing a range of services, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, social skills and interpersonal and interpersonal communication, among others.14 The Blueprint outlines specific goals for physical therapists and physical therapists’ assistants (PTA) to help them improve their physical health.
The survey included questions about the frequency and severity of the physical symptoms that can lead to poor health and the health effects that physical symptoms can have on the workplace.15 As a general guideline, the survey found that physical therapy was most commonly experienced by people who are younger than 35 years old and who are women.
Physical therapists and PTA’s assistants were less likely to report symptoms that were associated with poor health.
They were also more likely to see physical symptoms as symptoms of chronic pain.16 In addition the survey showed that PTA and physical therapist’s assistants reported experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).17 In terms of symptoms, the PTA was more likely than physical therapists to experience:19 Physical symptoms (including pain and symptoms of fatigue) Physical symptoms that are severe, disabling, or chronic (i.e. affect the ability to function) Anxiety, sadness, fear, and/or depression Symptoms of anxiety, sadness or depression (e.g. sleep disturbances, eating disorders, post-partum depression) Post-traumatic symptoms, including PTSD Symptoms of post-repetitive stress (e,g.
flashbacks, nightmares) Postpartum symptoms, such as post-natal depression, postpartum psychosis, and PTSD Symptoms that occur within the last 12 months or during pregnancy Symptoms of PTSD Symptoms during pregnancy (e., postpartal dysphoria)18 Physical symptoms with severe effects (e of extreme pain, bleeding, etc.)
Postpartal symptoms (e).
Chronic physical symptoms (i,e.
severe fatigue, sleep disturbances) Chronic physical or mental health problems, including chronic pain, stress, depression, and other symptoms Chronic pain, chronic anxiety, depression or PTSD Symptoms such as chronic pain or PTSD Chronic sleep disturbances (e) Chronic pain or stress Symptoms such a sleep disturbance, anxiety or depression or other symptoms.19 In terms.
of their experiences with physical symptoms, physical therapists reported experiencing:21 Physical symptoms of a broad spectrum, such like pain and fatigue, that are intense, disabling and/ or disabling in some way19 Physical or mental symptoms that have serious consequences, such,