Weekly Wellness Minute: Using Your Healthcare Like a First Responder Athlete
Date:Monday November 28, 2022
Athletes are typically treated by a variety of healthcare specialists—from physical therapists, to cardiologists, to surgeons—to maintain their peak physical performance. Because of the physical demands placed on first responders due to their line of work, the same approach is often taken to ensure the best care is provided for all areas of health. Some medical professionals aren’t aware of the unique physical demands that are part of a first responder’s job, so it’s important that you advocate for yourself to make sure you receive the best care possible.
Whether you’re meeting a specialist for the first time, or visiting your family doc, consider asking about the topics in this video, and other ways your job might impact your health, to ensure you’re getting the best care.
For more practical health and wellness tips for first responders check out these resources:
–New Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season
–5 Small Steps to Better Heart Health
–This for That! Healthy Food Swaps to Try
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