What is the Effect of Repeated Low-Level Explosives on Canadian Armed Forces’ Breaching Instructors & Range Staff?

Research Paper Title Blast in Context: The Neuropsychological and Neurocognitive Effects of Long-Term Occupational Exposure to Repeated Low-Level Explosives on Canadian Armed Forces’ Breaching Instructors and Range Staff. Background Currently, there is strong interest within the military to better understand the effects of long-term occupational exposure to repeated low-level blast on health and performance. To… Read More

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Quick March: What is the Effect of Footwear on Ground Reaction Force?

Research Paper Title The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot Drill. Background High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal (MSK) overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot drill is a repetitive impact loading occupational activity and involves striking the ground… Read More

Is There an Association between Sleep Duration & Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury?

Research Paper Title Sleep duration and musculoskeletal injury incidence in physically active men and women: A study of US 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 Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury in Infantry Training for Women?

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

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

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