New Findings on the Physical Benefits of Massage

Introduction Around 214 million massages are enjoyed in the US in a typical year, with pain relief, rehabilitation from injury, and relaxation being the top three reasons why. Massage is, indeed, associated with rest and stress relief, which is why it is the starring feature of the world’s top spas and it is often used for… Read More

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Soldiers and Stem Cells: The Future of Military Medicine

Introduction Medical treatment on the battlefield is perhaps one of the most challenging areas for healthcare professionals. While it bears more similarities with typical civilian medical management, it primarily deals with injuries from explosions, which can be challenging for both the patient and the medical professionals attending to the patient. Blast injuries often cause severe… Read More

What is the Influence of Limb Dominance & Shoulder Injury on Strength & Explosive Force in US Marines?

Research Paper Title Influence of Limb Dominance and Shoulder Injury on Strength and Explosive Force in US Marines. Background The specialised roles of many military personnel require specific skills and high physical demands, placing unique stresses on the shoulders and increasing risk of injury. As normal dominant/nondominant shoulder asymmetries have been established in military personnel,… 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

How Can We Optimise the ‘Mid-Stage’ Training & Testing Process After ACL Reconstruction?

Research Paper Title Optimising the ‘Mid-Stage’ Training and Testing Process After ACL Reconstruction. Background Outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction need improving, with poor return-to-sport rates and high risk of secondary re-injury. There is a need to improve rehabilitation strategies after ACL reconstruction, if we can support enhanced patient outcomes. This paper discusses how… Read More

ACL Reconstruction & ‘Mid-Stage Training & Testing

Research Paper Optimising the ‘Mid-Stage’ Training and Testing Process After ACL Reconstruction. Background Outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction need improving, with poor return-to-sport rates and high risk of secondary re-injury. There is a need to improve rehabilitation strategies after ACL reconstruction, if we can support enhanced patient outcomes. This paper discusses how to… Read More

7 Exercises for Soldiers to Help with Rehab Shoulder Injuries

Movements that you make with your shoulder are affected by 15 muscles and eight ligaments. When you want to rehabilitate (rehab) a shoulder injury, you need to concentrate not only on strength but on balance and flexibility. Below are seven (7) exercises for military personnel to help rehab those shoulder injuries and get them back… Read More