Resistance Training for Health

Dental hygienists and dentists experience a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)-related pain, which is often a result of repetitive movements and excessive overloading of the affected muscle group. Oral health professionals most frequently experience MSD-related pain in the wrist/​hands (69%), neck (68%), shoulders (60%), upper back (67%), and lower back (57%); work-related discomfort is less prevalent in the lower extremities.1­–3

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