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US Army study on PT-style injuries.

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  • US Army study on PT-style injuries.

    We've all ( well most of us anyway ) got a blister or done in the knee/ankle or whatever. This study ( dated 01 May 2011 ) shows the extent of the problem from the morning sick parade view and how it is hurting availability, and what we can do about it.

    Includes risk factors ( like warmup, footwear, smoking etc ). Well worth a read if you're putting together any PT or any physical training ( including Battle PT ) into a programme. Useful comparisons with other armies ( eg Oz ) to see what is working from force to force.

    Worth a read, the lifestyle stuff is common to all of us anyway.

    In 2003, there were 2,473,327 outpatient visits to Army MTFs. Of these, 750,505
    (30.3 percent) were for injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. Soldier outpatient clinic visits for injuries are about the same as the number of visits for illnesses in BCT and among infantry units: generally about 80 to 100 injury visits per 100 Soldiers per year. The highest injury incidences occur on BCT installations and are 1.4 to 2.2 times higher than the overall Army installation average. Most injuries during BCT appear to be associated with PT activities (running and marching) and primarily involve the lower extremities. Clinic visits for these injuries typically result in a physical profile limiting duty for the Soldier as part of the treatment plan.
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  • #2
    good post, thanks Trell.

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    • #3
      Interesting, seeing as a past issue of the Marine Corps Times I read
      had an article on the high failure rate of candidates for MARSOC

      The main reason quoted was due to training injuries

      A solution being implemented by the US Marine Corps was to have an induction period, prior
      to the start of the course proper

      Something I believe that the ARW has already done in response to similar issues
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