1.71 Billion people worldwide suffer from musculoskeletal conditions. 568 Million suffer from low back pain. Musculoskeletal conditions now affect 1 in 2 American adults. The job requirements of the fire service place firefighters in situations where these numbers are most certainly worse. When we talk about musculoskeletal conditions, that includes back pain, knee pain, & ankle pain as examples. These situations not only negatively impact the firefighter’s job performance but also long-term quality of life. While research and data continue to focus on this dilemma, musculoskeletal issues remain a leading health problem around the world. During this session Dr. Lee Burton will discuss how to break this cycle and take a much more proactive and individualized approach. Dr. Burton will provide insight into how to identify and positively impact modifiable risk factors shown to be contributors to musculoskeletal injury.
- Identify risk factors that lead to a decrease in musculoskeletal health
- Understand how to implement strategies to improve musculoskeletal health
- Learn to prescribe self-awareness checks in order to increase exercise adherence