A recent FIREWELL publication on the high prevalence of painful sites and burden of musculoskeletal disorders in firefighters was featured in multiple media outlets.
This study was co-authored by Dr. Joy MacDermid (Western University & McMaster University), Dr. Kathryn Sinden (Lakehead University) and Mr. Robert D’Amico (Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association) and conducted in partnership with the Hamilton Professional Fire Fighters Association and the Hamilton Fire Department.
Scientific Article Citation: Negm A, MacDermid JC, Sinden K, D’Amico R, Lomotan M, MacIntyre NJ. Prevalence and distribution of musculoskeletal disorders in firefighters are influenced by age and length of service. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 2017;3(2).
To read the full scientific paper (free to download): click here.
To read Western University’s media release: click here.
Media Articles (click on link to read)
Listen to Radio Interviews with Dr. Joy MacDermid
CBC London Morning (February 13, 2018)
980 CFPL Radio (February 16, 2018)
980 CFPL MacDermid Interview Transcript