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Whiplash and physical fitness

Hannah Bourne

Do fit people recover from whiplash more quickly?

Take Home Messages: High levels of fitness prior to injury are associated with a shorter recovery time following whiplash injury. Therefore: Aerobic based fitness should be encouraged in frequent road users; and Rehabilitative treatment should be considered earlier in individuals with a low level of pre-injury fitness. Why the research matters:  Whiplash injury is common and can be debilitating. Therefore it is important that factor...

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