97% of childcare work is performed by women. Although women incur the majority of lower back injury, lifting standards overlook encumbrances of pregnancy. Using four studies measuring changes in back strength, hormones and anthropometry, we observed reduced back strength in early pregnancy and back weakness past eight weeks postpartum recovery. Outcomes also exposed LBI risk with childcare work and equipment design.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||29 Apr 2020|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2020|