What is the Effect of Loading in School Children?

Research Paper Title Effect of backpack loading on cervical and sagittal shoulder posture in standing and after dynamic activity in school going children. Background Adolescent age group as school going children who experience a period of accelerated growth and development of skeletal and soft tissue. Any daily physical stresses external forces such as load carrying… Read More

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Is the Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) an Improvement on other Aids?

Research Paper Title Metabolic Costs of Standing and Walking in Healthy Military-Age Adults: A Meta-regression. Background The Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) is a US Army planning tool that predicts physiological responses of soldiers during different dismounted troop scenarios. The researchers aimed to develop an equation that calculates standing and walking metabolic rates in healthy… Read More

Does Primarily Hip-Borne Load Carriage Negatively Alter Joint Kinetics?

Research Paper Title Primarily hip-borne load carriage does not alter biomechanical risk factors for overuse injuries in soldiers. Background To determine the effects of different body armour types, carried loads, and walking speeds on trunk and lower-limb joint biomechanics. Within-subjects repeated measures to determine the effects of different body armour types, carried loads, and walking… Read More

What is the Importance of Hip Musculature to Load Carriage Walking?

Research Paper Title Lower-limb joint work and power are modulated during load carriage based on load configuration and walking speed. Background Soldiers regularly transport loads weighing >20 kg at slow speeds for long durations. These tasks elicit high energetic costs through increased positive work generated by knee and ankle muscles, which may increase risk of muscular… Read More

Are the the Relative Response Patterns for Ventilatory & Perceptual Responses to Graded Exercise with Thoracic Loading Similar in Males & Females?

Research Paper Title Ventilatory responses in males and females during graded exercise with and without thoracic load carriage. Background To compare the effects of thoracic load carriage on the ventilatory and perceptual responses to graded exercise. Methods 14 pairs of height-matched, physically active males and females completed randomly ordered modified Balke treadmill exercise tests with… Read More

Can Double Pack Loads Aid Posture?

Research Paper Title Effects of backpack and double pack loads on postural stability. Background Measurement of postural stability is crucial for identifying predictors of performance, determining the efficacy of physical training and rehabilitation techniques and evaluating and preventing injuries, particularly for heavy load carriage in hikers, mountain search and rescue personnel and soldiers. Methods This… Read More

What are the Physiology & Biomechanics of Load Carriage Performance?

Research Paper Title The Physiology and Biomechanics of Load Carriage Performance. Background The weight that soldiers are required to carry in training and in combat has continually increased over the years. Changes in load carried or pace of activity will alter the physiological and biomechanical stress associated with the activity. Whether it is part of… Read More