Journal of
the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy

  • Abbreviation: J. Nig. Soc. Physiother.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 0331-3735
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNSP
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 58

Table of Content: January-June 2022; 21(1)

April 2022

Point prevalence and risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders among academic staff in a Nigerian University

Work-Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorder (WRMSD) is a common complaint among the working population. In spite of the keen interest of Nigerian researchers in this subject, there is a dearth of information concerning university academic staff. Yet, this group of workers are critical to high-level manpower development. The aim of this study is to assess the risk factors and determine the point prevalence of WRMSD among...

Author(s): Margaret Bukola Fatudimu, Afolakemi Odekunle and Talhatu Kolapo Hamzat  

May 2022

Prevalence of neck pain among heavy truck drivers in Maiduguri north-eastern Nigeria

It is a general presumption that most workers in blue collar occupations are susceptible to spinal problems of postural nature including neck pain, the prevalence of which relatively less attention has been paid by researchers compared to other work related musculoskeletal disorder such as back pain. This study was aimed to investigate the prevalence of neck pain among heavy truck drivers in Maiduguri, North-Eastern...

Author(s): Auwal Shitu, Adetoyeje Yunus Oyeyemi, Abdullahi Salisu Muhammad, Umar Muhammad Bello, Adewale Luqman Oyeyemi, Abdulrahman Jajere,  

June 2022

Hamstring weakness: A sequel of cerebrovascular accident

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), commonly known as stroke is a condition that results from infarction of neurons in the brain due to vascular compromise. It is a highly prevalent disease, a leading cause of death and long-term disability. The most frequent sign after stroke is muscle weakness, which leads to loss of functions in the upper and lower limb. The mechanism of muscle weakness in stroke can be neural or...

Author(s): Overcomer Temiloluwa Binuyo, Samuel Damilola Ayelawa, Omotola Adam Onigbinde and Toluwanimi Ogundele