What the Numbers say about Mental Health in the Military

Introduction In 2014, a study published by JAMA Psychiatry (Journal of the American Medical Association) regarding the mental health of military personnel suggested almost 25% of active-duty personnel displayed signs of mental health conditions. Military personnel can typically face several types of mental health conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major depressive… Read More


Sore Shoulder, Check Your Spine

Research Paper Title Shoulder Pain of Spinal Source in the Military: A Case Series. Background Musculoskeletal injury (MSI) presents the greatest threat to military mission readiness. Atraumatic shoulder pain is a common military MSI that often results in persistent functional limitations. Shoulder orthopaedic evaluation presents many diagnostic challenges, due in part to the possibility of… Read More

Will Neuroimaging & Advanced Research Techniques Lead to Improved Outcomes in Military Members Suffering from TBI?

Research Paper Title Neuroimaging and advanced research techniques may lead to improved outcomes in military members suffering from traumatic brain injury. Abstract Recent military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in the significant increase in blast-related traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to increased Department of Defence interest in its potential long-term effects ranging from… Read More

Cost-Effectiveness & Outcomes of Direct Access to Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Research Paper Title Cost-Effectiveness and Outcomes of Direct Access to Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders Compared to Physician-First Access in the United States: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Background Direct access to physical therapy provides an alternative to physician-first systems for patients who need physical therapy for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Direct access across multiple countries and… Read More

Should We Improve Thermal Tolerance in Military Personnel Prior to Deployment?

Research Paper Title Methods for improving thermal tolerance in military personnel prior to deployment. Background Acute exposure to heat, such as that experienced by people arriving into a hotter or more humid environment, can compromise physical and cognitive performance as well as health. In military contexts heat stress is exacerbated by the combination of protective… Read More

The Importance of Mental Fitness after you’ve Left the Military

Leaving the military can be one of the most tumultuous and disruptive experiences any ex-service person goes through in life. Trying to get used to living as a civilian and finding structure in life is often highly challenging – particularly in the early weeks and months of retirement. For many ex-military personnel, the key to… Read More

Can a Theory of Planned Behaviour-Based Programme increase Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title A Theory of Planned Behaviour-Based Programme to Increase Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Military Personnel: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Background Designing a health promotion program to increase physical activity may contribute to weight management. The purpose of this study was to investigate a theory of planned behaviour (TPB) programme to address this problem… Read More