How to Maintain Spinal Health when Going through Boot Camp-Style Exercises

Boot camp-style training and fitness regimens are all the rage in Seattle, and the rest of the United States. These are often regarded as high-intensity programmes that can provide significantly visible results in a shorter amount of time than other low-intensity exercise programmes, such as yoga. However, these kinds of methods can often take a… Read More

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Sitting Down: What’s the Problem?

There are many detrimental effects of sitting in addition to the physical inactivity itself, which has links to obesity, diabetes and so on. For example, when standing, the spine has a characteristic ‘s’ shape whereas sitting curves the spine into a ‘c’ shape, which compresses the discs between the vertebrae and can increase the risk… Read More

Can Double Pack Loads Aid Posture?

Research Paper Title Effects of backpack and double pack loads on postural stability. Background Measurement of postural stability is crucial for identifying predictors of performance, determining the efficacy of physical training and rehabilitation techniques and evaluating and preventing injuries, particularly for heavy load carriage in hikers, mountain search and rescue personnel and soldiers. Methods This… Read More

What is the Impact of Military Type Footwear & Load Carrying Workload on Postural Stability?

Research Paper Title Impact of military type footwear and load carrying workload on postural stability. Background Postural stability has been shown to be impacted by footwear and task performed. This study analysed the impact of two military footwear, standard boot (STB) and minimalist boot (MTB) on postural stability, before (PRE) and after (POST) a load… Read More

What are the Changes in Postural Sway& Gait Characteristics as a Consequence of Anterior Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Changes in postural sway and gait characteristics as a consequence of anterior load carriage. Background Anterior load carriage represents a common daily and occupational activity. Carrying loads in front of the body could potentially increase instability during standing and walking. This study examined the effects of anterior load carriage on postural sway… Read More

The Advantages of Having a Strong Core

In the world of fitness, the term ‘core’ refers to the muscles in your midsection. This includes all of your abdominal muscles, your pelvic floor muscles, and the muscles in your middle and lower back. These muscles provide a link between your upper body and your lower body. Practically every time you move, you engage… Read More

Defining Normal Balance for US Army Aviators

Research Paper Title Defining Normal Balance for Army Aviators. Background One challenge clinicians face is determining when a military Service Member (SM) can return to duty after an injury that affects the postural control. The gold standard to measure postural control is the Sensory Organisation Test (SOT). This test measures the amount of sway present… Read More