Injury Reduction Strategies

Injury Reduction Strategies

Injury Reduction Strategies:

The CAF has a unique culture relating to physical activity, sport and physical fitness. Using a community approach, the Injury Reduction Strategies in Sports and Physical Activity program aim to respect this culture and to provide detailed information about injuries in the CAF. It also provides the latest scientific evidence concerning injury prevention in sports and physcial training and to the focus is to increase local support for injury prevention initiatives.

Leadership support is essential to the success of teh injury reduction program in sport and physical activity. Leaders and partners are in fact specifically targeted in the briefing packages that have been prepared for delivery at the B?W level. It is hoped that by increasing knowledge of the scientific literature on injury prevention, CAF leaders, partners and personnel will embrace and implement the recommended injury reduction strategies and support local injury prevention initiatives.

The program offers briefings aimed at two different audiences:
  • CF Leaders and Injury Prevention Partners; and
  • CF Personnel
Topics covered:
  • CF injury statistics
  • Review of the injury prevention research
  • High and low impact days
  • Running strategies
  • Key fitness program elements
  • Sports provtective equipment
  • Daily fitness recommendations
  • Benefits of daily fitness
  • Resources
For more information on Injury Reduction Strategies for Sports and Physical Activity contact your local health promotion office at local: 5388 or email at: Edith.Tremblay@forces.gc.ca