How to Avoid & Treat these Common Fitness Bootcamp Injuries

These days, fitness bootcamp classes are incredibly popular. However, at the same time, so is the number of people who are injuring themselves during these intense workouts. The issue here is not the workouts themselves; rather, it is participants and exercise professionals who do not know how to properly prevent and treat workout-related injuries. Explained… Read More

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Low Back Pain (LBP)

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of disability and consistently ranks as one of the top reasons for visiting a medical professional. It has been estimated the LBP affects 60% to 80% of the general population at some point during their lifetime, and 20% to 30% suffer from this disorder at… Read More

Got Back Pain, Get Paracetamol: Really?

Research Paper Title Efficacy and Safety of Paracetamol for Spinal Pain and Osteoarthritis: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Placebo Controlled Trials. Objective To investigate the efficacy and safety of paracetamol (acetaminophen) in the management of spinal pain and osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Results 12 reports (13 randomised… Read More

Physiotherapists: Perceptions, Beliefs & Management of Back Pain

Research Paper Title The Influence of Perceptions and Beliefs of Civilian Physiotherapist Working for the Ministry of Defence in their Management of Back Pain: An Exploratory Study using Mixed Methods. Background There is a high prevalence of Lower Back Pain (LBP) within military populations. Physiotherapeutic management has a primary role for patient care, but there… Read More

Sports and Training Injuries in British Soldiers

Research Paper Title Sports and Training Injuries in British Soldiers: The Colchester Garrison Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Centre. Purpose To record and analyse the injuries and conditions requiring referral to the Colchester Garrison Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Centre over a three year period, with special reference to type and site of injury, aetiology, and outcome.… Read More

Medical Downgrading: Prevention & Rehabilitation Facilities vs. Secondary Care Investment

Research Paper Title Reducing Medical Downgrading in a High Readiness Royal Marine Unit. Background This 3 year retrospective observational study aimed to determine the diagnoses causing medical downgrading in a high readiness Royal Marine Commando unit (trained rather than recruits), and to direct future investment to reduce numbers downgraded. Method Medical and administrative records were… Read More

Low Back Pain & Physical Activity

Introduction Low back pain (LBP) is an extremely common occurance amongst the UK population. Although most LBP episodes are simple and self-limiting, symptoms of LBP can be a major cause of physical and psychological disability, placing huge demands on society through the loss of working days and demands on medical resources. Facts & Figures Back… Read More