Title

An exercise-based injury prevention program reduces injury rates and costs in urban firefighters

ORCiD

Davenport: 0000-0001-5772-7727

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

ISSN

0190-6011

Volume

42

Issue

1

DOI

10.2519/jospt.2012.A60

First Page

A69

Last Page

A69

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Abstract

Firefighters engage in physically demanding work, which results in elevated injury rates compared to other government employees. Medical care for firefighters’ injuries often results in large costs to local governments and their taxpayers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of an exercise-based work injury prevention program (WIPP) on injury rates and costs in full-time firefighters