Types of Injuries on the US Army’s Special Forces Assessment & Selection (SFAS) Course

Research Paper Title Medical Encounters During the United States Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. Background The Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) is an extremely physically and mentally demanding 19- to 20-day course designed to determine whether Soldiers are qualified to enter the Special Forces Qualification Course. As a first step to understand… Read More

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Are Shoulder Strength & Kinematic Characteristics Risk Factors for Shoulder Injury in the Special Forces Population?

Research Paper Title Evaluation of Shoulder Strength and Kinematics as Risk Factors for Shoulder Injury in United States Special Forces Personnel. Background Musculoskeletal injuries at the shoulder are highly prevalent and place a large burden on United States Special Forces personnel. Literature is lacking regarding the risk factors for these types of injuries. The purpose… 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 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

Do We need to Address both Sleep & Anxiety for those with Diagnosed Sleep Disorders?

Research Paper Title Self-Reported Sleep, Anxiety, and Cognitive Performance in a Sample of U.S. Military Active Duty and Veterans. Background Unhealthy sleep can interfere with US military service members affective and cognitive functioning, and increase accident and injury risks. Methods This study examined the relationship between US active duty and veterans’ (n = 233) self-reported… Read More

Is Level of Physical fitness a Risk Factor for Injuries & Excessive Stress Symptoms during Basic Military Training?

Research Paper Title Physical fitness as a risk factor for injuries and excessive stress symptoms during basic military training. Background The purpose of basic military training (BMT) is to enable the recruited soldiers to acquire basic military skills and develop the required physical fitness. This training is accompanied by heightened physical stress and the risk… Read More

What is the Incidence & Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Royal Marines Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Incidence and Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Military Basic Training. Background Currently, little is known about the length of time required to rehabilitate patients from stress fractures and their return to preinjury level of physical activity. Previous studies have looked at the return to sport in athletes, in… Read More