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

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What is the Relationship between 1.5-mile run time & Injury Risk in Female Recruits during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Running to breaking point? The relationship between 1.5-mile run time and injury risk in female recruits during British Army basic training. Background The 1.5-mile best-effort run is used in the British Army to assess the fitness of all recruits and trained service personnel by means of the physical fitness assessment (PFA). The… Read More

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

What You Should Know About Boot Camp Neck Injuries

A boot camp fitness regimen is a great way to beef up your body, boost your endurance, and generally feel good about yourself. However, such an extensive form of workout can entail a greater risk of injury. Aside from sprains and strains, there is also a chance of injuring your neck, even if you try… Read More

What was the Number of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the British Armed Forces in 2017?

Between 01 January 2017 and 31 December 2017, personnel in the British Armed Forces suffered from a total of 74,073 musculoskeletal injuries (MKSI). Naval Service Army RAF All MSK 12,946 46,239 14,888 Upper Limb 3,731 11,643 4,093 Shoulder 1,860 6,365 2,152 Elbow 528 1,392 650 Forearm 51 164 75 Wrist/Hand 1,501 4,360 1,408 Other Upper… 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