Preparing to Attend a Military Boot Camp

Boot Camp is an amazing way to push your limits and achieve ever greater goals but it is vital to be prepared for it both physically and mentally. At Boot Camp, you will be completing an array of challenging activities which include push-ups (aka press-ups), sit-ups, pull-ups (aka heaves), timed runs, and more. A 2016 study by… Read More


What is Risk of Developing Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) in Physically Active Individuals?

Research Paper Title Risk Factors for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome in Active Individuals: An Evidence-Based Review. Clinical Question What factors put physically active individuals at risk to develop medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)? Methods The authors performed a literature search of CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE, and MEDLINE from each database’s… Read More

Does the Military Allow Shin Splints?

This question was recently a search term on google, and google pointed the questioner to my site. However, my page on this subject does not specifically answer this question. First, more information on the general subject of shin splints can be found here, and as such I will not repeat it below. Short answer Yes… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 05

Shin Pain ‘Shin splints’ describes the mid-shin discomfort experienced by runners during or after activity and represents several diagnoses, including chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), tibial stress fracture and medial tibial periostitis (MTP), as well as vascular and nerve entrapment disorders. These conditions often co-exist and require a detailed management approach (Table 1). Table 1:… Read More