Does a strength and flexibility exercise program reduce back pain in nursing?

“I work in nursing and I have a bad back!” Yes, I hear this a lot! So, if you ask me my opinion I would say if you have a physically demanding job then you should train for that demand. Nobody thinks this is weird in the military, police, fire or in sport, so why is it strange in Nursing? So, does a strength and flexibility exercise program reduce back pain in nursing?

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  • Moreira, Roberta FC, et al. “Effects of a workplace exercise program on physical capacity and lower back symptoms in hospital nursing assistants: a randomized controlled trial.” International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health (2020): 1-10.

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