Sore Shoulder, Check Your Spine

Research Paper Title Shoulder Pain of Spinal Source in the Military: A Case Series. Background Musculoskeletal injury (MSI) presents the greatest threat to military mission readiness. Atraumatic shoulder pain is a common military MSI that often results in persistent functional limitations. Shoulder orthopaedic evaluation presents many diagnostic challenges, due in part to the possibility of… Read More

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What is Active Duty/Service?

Introduction Active duty is a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty. active duty is a United States (US) term, in the United Kingdom (UK) and the Commonwealth of Nations the equivalent term is active service. India The Indian Armed Forces are considered to be one of the largest… Read More

Is Telerehabilitation Useful for Servicemebers & Veterans?

Research Paper Title Usability Assessment of the Rehabilitation Lower-limb Orthopaedic Assistive Device by Service Members and Veterans With Lower Limb Loss. Background Telehealth is an increasingly common approach to improve healthcare delivery, especially within the Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense (DoD). Telehealth has diminished many challenges to direct access for clinical follow-up; however,… Read More

Do Active Duty Navy Women Require Aid to Return to Pre-Pregnancy Fitness?

Research Paper Title Postpartum Fitness and Body Mass Index Changes in Active Duty Navy Women. Background Active duty Navy women participate in biannual Physical Fitness Assessments (PFAs), which include height and weight measurements and a Physical Readiness Test (PRT). PFAs are waived during pregnancy and resume the cycle after 6 months following maternity leave. The… Read More

Sleep Disorder Symptoms & PTSD Treatment Outcomes

Research Paper Title Sleep Problems in Active Duty Military Personnel Seeking Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Presence, Change, and Impact on Outcomes. Background To examine sleep disorder symptom reports at baseline and post-treatment in a sample of active duty US Army Soldiers receiving treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Explore sleep-related predictors of outcomes. Methods… Read More

Linking US Military Personnel, Religion, & PTSD

Research Paper Title Hope, Religiosity, and Mental Health in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms. Background Many studies have linked hope with better mental health and lower risk of suicide. This is especially true in those who have experienced severe physical or emotional trauma. Religious involvement is associated with greater hope. The… Read More

Linking PTSD & Autoimmune Diseases in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of selected autoimmune diseases among US military personnel. Background Increasing evidence suggests a link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical health. Stress disorders may lead to impairment of the immune system and subsequent autoimmune disease. This study investigated the association between PTSD and risk of selected… Read More