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​Injury Reduction Strategies for Sports and Physical Activity

Injuries have a significant negative impact on the operational readiness of the CAF. Research indicates that close to 50% of the injuries that occur in the CAF occur during sports and physical training activities and running accounts for more injuries than any other physical activity.
 
Injury Reduction Strategies for Sports and Physical Activity will increase your knowledge and understanding of where injuries occur in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). It will also provide you with strategies that you can use to reduce your chances of being injured. 

The program “Injury Reduction Strategies for Sports and Physical Activity” uses a community based approach to provide CAF personnel with the latest scientific evidence concerning injury prevention in sports and physical training. This program also aims to increase local support for injury prevention initiatives.

The program offers presentations aimed at two different audiences:
  1. CAF Leaders and Injury Prevention Partners; and
  2. CAF Personnel
Topics covered:
  • CAF injury statistics
  • Review of the injury prevention research
  • High and low impact days
  • Running strategies
  • Key fitness program elements
  • Sports protective equipment
  • Daily fitness recommendations
  • Daily fitness benefits
  • Resources