An exercise-based work injury prevention program reduces injury rates and costs in urban firefighters
Annual Conference of the California Physical Therapy Association
California Physical Therapy Association
Santa Clara, CA
September 28, 2012-September 29, 2012
Date of Presentation
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.
Moore, M.; Davenport, Todd E.; and Mattern Baxter, K., "An exercise-based work injury prevention program reduces injury rates and costs in urban firefighters" (2012). School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Faculty Presentations. 82.
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