What is the Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury for Women in Infantry Training?

Research Paper Title Understanding the musculoskeletal injury risk of women in combat: the effect of infantry training and sex on musculoskeletal injury incidence during British Army basic training. Background Until recently, women were excluded from British combat roles. Their risk for musculoskeletal injury during basic training is two to three times higher than men. To… Read More

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The Military Physical Loading Questionnaire & the Effects of Occupational Loading

Research Paper Title The test-retest reliability of the Military Physical Loading Questionnaire (MPLQ). Background Despite the high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries, there is a shortage of data quantifying the risk factors attributable to cumulative occupational demands among UK Military personnel. The researchers developed a new comprehensive questionnaire that examines occupational and operational physical loading during… Read More

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

Discussing Skeletal Muscle Disuse Atrophy & the Rehabilitative Role of Protein in Recovery From Musculoskeletal Injury

Research Paper Title Skeletal Muscle Disuse Atrophy and the Rehabilitative Role of Protein in Recovery From Musculoskeletal Injury. Background Muscle atrophy and weakness occur as a consequence of disuse after musculoskeletal injury (MSI). The slow recovery and persistence of these deficits even after physical rehabilitation efforts indicate that interventions designed to attenuate muscle atrophy and… 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

Is Sleep Duration Inversely Related to Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury?

Research Paper Title Sleep duration and musculoskeletal injury incidence in physically active men and women: A study of U.S. Army Special Operation Forces soldiers. Background In physically demanding occupations or athletic populations, sleep has been shown to be an important factor for both performance and recovery. However, evidence is limited on sleep duration and its… Read More

What is the Effect of Infantry Training & Sex on Musculoskeletal Injury Incidence during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Understanding the musculoskeletal injury risk of women in combat: the effect of infantry training and sex on musculoskeletal injury incidence during British Army basic training. Background Until recently, women were excluded from British combat roles. Their risk for musculoskeletal injury during basic training is two to three times higher than men. To… Read More