In this lecture, I will share my story of a dental student in severe musculoskeletal pain, how I overcame this pain, and continued on with my fitness during my dental career to become an American Ninja Warrior athlete. I will share research about how poor positioning and lack of body movement/exercise can contribute to these musculoskeletal ailments, and how these ailments affect our careers and quality of life. I will give key components of an effective fitness plan and how to integrate them into the dental workday.
Identify how lack of movement or “exercise" contributes to musculoskeletal pain.
Recognize the key components of an effective fitness routine.
Identify the most important movements/exercises for musculoskeletal health to be able to put into practice.