What are the Factors that can Contribute to Stress Fractures?

Research Paper Title Biomechanical Model for Stress Fracture-related Factors in Athletes and Soldiers. Background Stress fractures (SF) are one of the most common and potentially serious overuse injuries. Thus, the purpose of this study aimed to develop a computational biomechanical model of strain in human tibial bone that will facilitate better understanding of the pathophysiology… Read More

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Biomechanics: Linking Load Carriage, Knee Joints & Run-to-Stop Manoeuvres

Research Paper Title Soldier-relevant body borne loads increase knee joint contact force during a run-to-stop manoeuvre. Background The purpose of this study was to understand the effects of load carriage on human performance, specifically during a run-to-stop (RTS) task. Methods Using OpenSim analysis tools, knee joint contact force, grounds reaction force, leg stiffness and lower… Read More

Load Carriage & Extreme Environments

Research Paper Title Moving in Extreme Environments: Extreme Loading; Carriage versus Distance. Abstract This review addresses human capacity for movement in the context of extreme loading and with it the combined effects of metabolic, biomechanical and gravitational stress on the human body. This topic encompasses extreme duration, as occurs in ultra-endurance competitions (e.g. adventure racing… Read More