USF Health Has Your Back

USF Health teams up with Tampa Fire Rescue to study lower back injuries.



TAMPA, Fla. (July 07, 2011) – The University of South Florida Health and Tampa Fire Rescue are working together to study and help prevent lower back injuries.


The study comes from a grant awarded to Dr. John Mayer, lead researcher on the project and professor within the School of Physical Therapy. USF Health won the $700,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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