Title

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

ORCiD

0000-0001-5772-7727

Document Type

Poster

Conference Title/Conference Publication

Annual Conference of the California Physical Therapy Association

Organization

California Physical Therapy Association

Location

Santa Clara, CA

Conference Dates

September 28, 2012-September 29, 2012

Date of Presentation

9-28-2012

ISSN

2572-6803

Abstract

45 full-time urban firefighters received a work injury prevention program administered by a physical therapist. Retrospective analysis of data over a 7-year period showed a consistent linear reduction of workman’s compensation cost, decreased number of work injuries and decreased numbers of lost work hours.

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