Vocational rehabilitation and low back pain

  • V. Fialka-Moser
  • M. Herceg
  • E. Hartter
Part of the Collection de L’Académie Européenne de Médecine de Réadaptation book series (LACADEMIE)


Occupational Physician Vocational Rehabilitation Arch Phys Back Injury Personal Risk Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Fialka-Moser
    • 1
  • M. Herceg
    • 2
  • E. Hartter
    • 2
  1. 1.Univ. Klinik für Physikalische Medicine & Rehabilitation AKH WienWienAustria
  2. 2.Universitätsklinik für Physikalische Medizin und RehabilitationWienAustria

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