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Patterns of First Responders

by Bryan Fass, ATC, CSCS
TSAC Report July 2014
Vol 36, Issue 1

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Tactical facilitators need to understand the movement patterns that first responders encounter because they can have a profound effect on underlying biomechanics and may contribute to excessive tissue loads.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 

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References

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Preventing Back Injuries in Health Care Settings. September 2008. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Science Blog. Retrieved 2014 from http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-scienceblog/2008/09/22/lifting/.

2. Chittenden, K. Altered spinal muscular resting length correlated with poor sitting posture for police officers. TSAC Report 33: 4-7, 2014.

3. Chittenden, K. Foot pronation – The effect of dysfunction in the lower kinetic chain and corrective exercise strategies. Personal Training Quarterly 1(3): 4-8, 2014.

4. Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Firefighter and Emergency Medical Services Ergonomics Curriculum. Retrieved 2014 from www.cbs.state.or.us/osha/grants/ ff_ergo/index.html.

5. Page, P, Frank, C, and Lardner, R. Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2010.

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Bryan Fass is an expert on public safety, injury prevention, fitness and wellness, speaking, consultations, as well as being an author of the “Fit Res...

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