The musculoskeletal system consists of the muscles, bones, cartilage, and joints. This system provides the body with support and movement. Also, the musculoskeletal system protects major organs, produces red blood cells and store important minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.
A properly functioning musculoskeletal system is important for a worker to perform activities of daily work tasks and activities. The techniques for the assessment of the musculoskeletal system are inspection, palpation, and observing the range of motion of the joints.
A Musculoskeletal Assessment provides an evaluation of the condition and function of a worker’s musculoskeletal health, lifting capabilities and any injuries that may impact on their ability to safely perform the inherent requirements of their job.