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dc.contributor.authorMilosavljevic, Stephanen_US
dc.contributor.authorB. Carman, Allanen_US
dc.contributor.authorG. Schneiders, Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Milburn, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorD. Wilson, Barryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:05:02Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:05:02Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-10T05:58:31Z
dc.identifier.issn00036870en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apergo.2006.04.026en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26561
dc.description.abstractSheep shearers are known to work in sustained flexed postures and have a high prevalence of low back pain (LBP). As sustained posture and spinal movement asymmetry under substantial loads are known risk factors for back injury our aim was to describe the 3D spinal movement of shearers while working. We hypothesised that thoraco-lumbar and lumbo-sacral movement would be tri-axial, asymmetric, and task specific. Sufficient retro-reflective markers were placed on the trunk of 12 shearers to define thoraco-lumbar and lumbo-sacral 3D motion during three tasks. Thoraco-lumbar movement consistently involved flexion, left lateral flexion, and right rotation. Lumbo-sacral movement consistently involved right lateral flexion in flexion with minimal rotation. Shearers therefore work in sustained spinal flexion where concurrent, asymmetric spinal movements into both lateral flexion and rotation occur. These asymmetric movements combined with repetitive loading may be risk factors leading to the high incidence of LBP in this occupational group.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom299en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto306en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Ergonomicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode329999en_US
dc.titleThree-dimensional spinal motion and risk of low back injury during sheep shearingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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