4 Orthotic Aids to Help Training

Does your body require a little extra support during training because of a previous fitness injury or biomechanical deficiency? While physical training and strengthening workouts can go a long way to addressing common musculoskeletal (MSK) issues, your efforts may be complemented by a wearable orthotic aid. Check out this quick guide to four orthotic supports… Read More

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What is the Accuracy of Radiographic Determination of the Posterior Femoral Wall Integrity in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?

Research Paper Title Accuracy of radiographic determination of the posterior femoral wall integrity in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Background To evaluate the accuracy of radiographs in determining integrity of the posterior femoral cortex following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Methods Fifty adult volunteers undergoing primary arthroscopic transtibial ACL reconstructions were prospectively enrolled into this study.… Read More

What are the Effects of Various Stance Widths, Foot Placement Angles & Level of Experience on Knee, Hip & Trunk Motion & Loading?

Research Paper Title How to squat? Effects of various stance widths, foot placement angles and level of experience on knee, hip and trunk motion and loading. Background Squatting is a core exercise for many purposes. The tissue loading during squatting is crucial for positive adaptation and to avoid injury. This study aimed to evaluate the… Read More

What is the Incidence of Acute Injuries for Active Component Members of the US Armed Forces (2008-2017)?

Research Paper Title Incidence of acute injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2008-2017. Abstract Injuries have consistently ranked among the top morbidity burdens among U.S. military service members. This report describes the incidence, trends, types, causes, and dispositions of acute injuries among active component service members by anatomic region. From 2008 through 2017, there were… Read More

What is the Prevalence of Lower Limb MSK Injuries in Brazilian Army Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and a proposal for neuromuscular training to prevent lower limb injuries in Brazilian Army soldiers: an observational study. Background The activities carried out by soldiers in the army involve great physical demands and require intense training to perform combat-specific tasks. MSK injury is a potential threat to… Read More

How to Prevent Knee Injuries During Boot Camp Workouts

Injuries of all kinds are a common side effect of boot camp and military training workouts, and knee injuries are one of the most common. Considering all the running and jumping that takes place during these workouts, this is not particularly surprising. Knee injuries may be common, but they are not an inevitable part of… Read More

The Biomechanics of Standing Calf Raises

The standing calf raise is a common resistance exercise for strengthening the plantar flexors that act at the ankle joint (i.e., gastrocnemius, soleus). Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and soleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantar flexion, aka ankle extension. Improper form while performing this… Read More