Musculoskeletal fitness as a predictor of injury during police academy training: A retrospective cohort study

Rob Marc Orr, Matthew Stewart, Rodney R Pope, Michael Stierli, Ben Hinton

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Abstract

Introduction:
• Tactical training institutions (like those for military, law enforcement and firefighting) often implement intensive training regimes to adequately prepare their candidates (Bullock et al. 2010)
• Recruit training physical fitness assessment items are performed to determine baseline fitness of each recruit
• Previous research has investigated fitness measures as a positive injury predictor among tactical recruits during basic training (Bedno et al., 2013; Knapik et al., 2001; O’connor et al., 2011; Rosendal, et al., 2003)
• However protocols generally include aerobic fitness as part of the process with predominantly military recruit populations (Lisman, et al. 2013: Knapik et al., 2001)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
EventWorld Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 Jul 20174 Jul 2017
Conference number: 2017

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ConferenceWorld Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period2/07/174/07/17

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Orr, R. M., Stewart, M., Pope, R. R., Stierli, M., & Hinton, B. (2017). Musculoskeletal fitness as a predictor of injury during police academy training: A retrospective cohort study. World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress , Cape Town, South Africa.