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Inspiring European practices for MSD prevention and physical wellbeing in schools


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A selection of articles show how pupils and staff benefit from holistic, integrated, collaborative measures to promote good musculoskeletal health.

Schools and Students on the Move – A Finnish initiative relies on a bottom-up, active school culture, while Musculoskeletal Disorders in Children and Young People stresses early, whole-community interventions.

Application of special exercises in physical education - The Hungarian prevention programme describes the Hungarian Spine Society’s daily physical education; and intersectoral cooperation is key in Daily physical education as part of holistic health promotion in Hungarian schools.

Musculoskeletal Disorders in Teachers and Teaching Assistants provides prevention guidance for this underreported group. The Austrian Moving School model is a whole-system concept based on an adjustable school development concept.

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