What is the Current Evidence Base for Exercise-based MSI Prevention Strategies in the Military?

Research Paper Title Exercise Programmes to Reduce the Risk of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Personnel: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Background To evaluate the effect of exercise programmes on reduction of musculoskeletal injury (MSI) risk in military populations. This was a systematic review and meta-analysis with a database search was conducted in PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane… Read More

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Does Standardised Exercise Programming Reduce Military Trainee MSKI Rates?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries and United States Army Readiness. Part II: Management Challenges and Risk Mitigation Initiatives. Background Noncombat injuries (“injuries”) threaten soldier health and United States Army medical readiness, accounting for more than twice as many outpatient medical encounters among active component (AC) soldiers as behavioural health conditions (the second leading cause of… Read More

What is the Impact of Musculoskeletal Injuries on US Army Readiness?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries and United States Army Readiness Part I: Overview of Injuries and Their Strategic Impact. Background Noncombat injuries (“injuries”) greatly impact soldier health and United States (U.S.) Army readiness; they are the leading cause of outpatient medical encounters (more than two million annually) among active component (AC) soldiers. Noncombat musculoskeletal injuries… Read More

Musculoskeletal Injuries: Elite Military Training & Dropout Rates

Research Paper Title One out of four recruits drops out from elite military training due to musculoskeletal injuries in the Netherlands Armed Forces. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) are among the main causes of dropout from military training. The main purpose of this study was to provide an overview of dropout rates and MSI incidence rates… Read More

Linking Dietary Supplements & Ingredients & Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Research Paper Title Dietary Ingredients as an Alternative Approach for Mitigating Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: Evidence-Based Recommendations for Practice and Research in the Military. Background Approximately 55-76% of Service members use dietary supplements for various reasons, including pain and related outcomes. This work evaluates current research on dietary ingredients for chronic musculoskeletal pain to inform decisions… Read More

Are Soldiers Carrying Loads in Excess of 15 kg for Prolonged Periods at greater Risk of knee MSI than those with Less Exposure?

Research Paper Title Tibiofemoral joint contact forces increase with load magnitude and walking speed but remain almost unchanged with different types of carried load. Background Musculoskeletal injuries (MSI) in the military reduce soldier capability and impose substantial costs. Characterising biomechanical surrogates of MSI during commonly performed military tasks (e.g., load carriage) is necessary for evaluating… Read More