Exercise-Based MSD Prevention Webinar

Webinar - Exercise-based MSD prevention programs: Development of a daily movement practice strategy to facilitate implementation and sustainability (Fall 2017)

Webinar description

When fundamental principles of human movement science are incorporated in its design, exercise can be used effectively as a way to prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). After a brief overview of the theoretical background needed to design exercise-based MSD prevention and management strategies, the presenters will use specific examples to demonstrate how they apply this theory in occupational contexts. Participants will learn to identify personal movement habits that increase MSD risk, and will be provided with a few practical tips to make the most of their exercise programs. This is a repeat of the June 21, 2017 webinar.

This is a free webinar offered through the client/patient handling community of practice (CoP), presented in partnership with CRE-MSD and PSHSA. 

About the presenters

Dr. David Frost is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He completed undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and health studies and physical education at Queen's University before completing his masters in Sport Biomechanics at Edith Cowan University. Finally, he completed his doctorate in biomechanics at the University of Waterloo.

His research interests include sport, exercise and occupational biomechanics, musculoskeletal health and injury prevention, movement screening and evaluation, acute and long-term adaptations to exercise and firefighter wellness and fitness. He is also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is a researcher in the University of Toronto's Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Injury Prevention Lab.

David is a registered kinesiologist and a member of the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, the International Society of Biomechanics and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Dr. Tyson Beach is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto where he also holds an appointment in the Graduate Department of Exercise Sciences.

In addition to his teaching and mentoring roles, Tyson directs the research conducted in the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Injury Prevention Laboratory. An overarching aim of his research program is to devise tools and techniques to enhance and maintain the capacity of the musculoskeletal system to withstand physical demands of work and sport.

Current research projects are focused on the development of sustainable exercise-based performance enhancement and injury prevention strategies for individuals who engage in non-modifiable, unpredictable, and physically demanding activities (e.g., athletes, firefighters, police officers, and military service personnel).

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