Effects of work-oriented fitness courses in lumberjacks with low back pain

  title={Effects of work-oriented fitness courses in lumberjacks with low back pain},
  author={P{\"a}ivi Leino and Jukka Kivek{\"a}s and Kari I H{\"a}nninen},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
This prospective controlled study examined changes in fitness, health, and work ability after a work-oriented physical fitness course arranged for lumberjacks experiencing low back pain but being still at work. The 1-week courses were designed to activate exercising during leisure time and consisted of fitness tests, various types of exercise, and lectures. Eighty-seven lumberjacks participated in the courses and 61 subjects served as controls. Questionnaire data obtained before and 1 year… CONTINUE READING

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