Disease in the musculoskeletal system accounts for the largest proportion of chronic disease in Denmark, and the associated costs amount to billions of kroner every year. Prevention and treatment have focussed on exercise and training. Training in fitness centres is one of the most popular forms of exercise in Denmark and the number of users is increasing rapidly. We suspect that musculoskeletal problems are common among members of fitness centres, and that good communication between the centres and the health care sector would optimize treatment. The purpose of the present study is to describe the extent of musculoskeletal problems among members of fitness centres and the degree of communication between the centres and the health care sector.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2008, Vol 170, Issue 36, p. 2790-4