Linking Stride Frequency, Load Carriage & Risk of Injury

Research Paper Title Effects of load carriage on biomechanical variables associated with tibial stress fractures in running. Background Military personnel are required to run while carrying heavy body-borne loads, which is suggested to increase their risk of tibial stress fracture. Research has retrospectively identified biomechanical variables associated with a history of tibial stress fracture in… Read More


Basic Training & Rates of Tibial Shock Magnitude

Research Paper Title Estimates of Tibial Shock Magnitude in Men and Women at the Start and End of a Military Drill Training Program. Background Foot drill is a key component of military training and is characterised by frequent heel stamping, likely resulting in high tibial shock magnitudes. Higher tibial shock during running has previously been… Read More

Modelling Overuse Injuries in US Army Basic Combat Training (BCT)

Research Paper Title Physical Training Outcome Predictions With Biomechanics, Part II: Overuse Injury Modeling. Background In Part II of a two-part series, the researchers develop a phenomenological model of a negative outcome of U.S. Army Basic Combat Training that affects a large proportion of trainees. Previous models have been epidemiological in nature and have focused… Read More

Are Stress Fractures Associated with Vitamin D Insufficiency?

Research Paper Title Femoral and Tibial Stress Fractures Associated with Vitamin D Insufficiency. Abstract The researchers describe a case highlighting the need to consider hypovitaminosis-D when investigating background causation and treatment of femoral and tibial stress fractures. The case also suggests that prescribing calcium and vitamin D supplementation may help with fracture healing in soldiers… 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