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Evaluation of firefighters' functional movement

Al-mur, Shahd
Volberding, Jennifer L.
According to previous research, firefighters have a higher rate of being overweight, or obese, than the general population. these higher risk predict mortality, morbidity, short and long medical costs. Various programs in conjunction with acute care will allow for athletic trainers to utilize a variety of skills and improve the quality of health care provided for firefighters while reducing the fiscal bottom line.
Firefighters who exercise regularly on-duty were found to have nearly half the odds of suffering a non-exercise- related injury compared with those who do not regularly on duty. One-third of the injuries reported among firefighters was the result of physical training or exercise, which are the most common sprains and strains.