Farm and Labor Medicine
Farm and labor medicine approaches people who use their bodies for their jobs as a unique group of patients. Dr. Richard Goding focuses his practice on understanding and treating the conditions which prevent people from functioning and working. In order to further this understanding, he visits job sites and interviews workers and employers to gain better understanding of these specific issues. Dr. Goding founded the Orthopaedic Society Farm and Labor Medicine with the goal of expanding Farm and Labor Medicine into a nationally recognized specialty.
Dr. Goding is currently working on a research project with the School of Public Health at Des Moines University. He is tracking shoulder injuries among workers who use Hammer Drills. This first of its kind research will help prevent injuries among workers in the US by first identifying the number of injuries , and then coming up with ways to prevent them in the future.