Shock-absorbing Insoles & Military Boots: An Effective Solution?

Research Paper Title Functional Evaluation of a Shock Absorbing Insole During Military Training in a Group of Soldiers: A Pilot Study. Background Soldiers’ lower limbs and feet are frequently affected by overload- and overuse-related injuries. In order to prevent or limit the incidence of these injuries, the use of foot orthoses is often recommended. The… Read More

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Does Regular Exercise Prior to Military Service Protect Against Fatigue Fractures?

Research Paper Title Regular physical exercise before entering military service may protect young adult men from fatigue fractures. Background Bone stress fractures are overuse injuries commonly encountered in sports and military medicine. Some fatigue fractures lead to morbidity and loss of active, physically-demanding training days. The researchers evaluated the incidence, anatomical location, risk factors, and… Read More

Linking Incidence of Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Service Members with Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation

Research Paper Title Incidence of Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Service Members With Traumatic Lower Limb Amputation. Background To describe the incidence of overuse musculoskeletal injuries in service members with combat-related lower limb amputation. A retrospective cohort study within military treatment facilities. Methods Service members with deployment-related lower limb injury (N=791): 496 with a major… Read More

What is the Incidence of MSK Injuries during Basic Training for the Different British Army Infantry Regiments?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal injuries in British Army recruits: a prospective study of incidence in different Infantry Regiments. Background Musculoskeletal injuries and attrition incurred during basic military training are a significant socioeconomic burden across many Defence Forces. In order to plan an injury prevention strategy, the purpose of this study was to quantify the regiment-specific… Read More

Training Load Errors: Linking Injury to Overtraining & Undertraining?

Discussion Paper Title If overuse injury is a ‘training load error’, should undertraining be viewed the same way? Extract Overuse injury is a ‘training load error’ Inappropriately high training loads cause overuse injuries. However, it has recently been proposed that overuse injuries should be considered in terms of both ‘overloading’ and ‘underloading’. The rationale is… Read More

New Webpage on Plantar Fasciitis

A new webpage has just been upload which looks at the heel pain associated with the condition known as plantar fasciitis. The heel is a specialised part of the body designed to absorb the impact of your body weight when walking, running or undertaking any other form of physical exertion or weight bearing exercise. An… Read More

Nature & DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness)

“Pain exists to get an animal to change its behaviour. This functional account of pain may explain some ongoing mysteries, such as the cause of the muscle soreness that follows a day of intense exercise, which has eluded physiological explanation. The popular idea that it is due to the build-up of lactic acid has been discounted, as have other proposed theories. Body builders… Read More