USASOC Injury Prevention/Performance Optimization Musculoskeletal Screening Initiative
Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016
University of Pittsburgh Warrior Performance Research Center Pittsburgh United States
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One of the most important determinants of military readiness for USASOC is the health and well-being of its personnel as many suffer a multitude of preventable musculoskeletal injuries due to the daily rigors of physical training and preparation for tactical operations. Physical training remains the cornerstone of the weapons platform of USASOC personnel, yet a significant number of injuries are sustained during Command instructed physical training. The Tactical Human Optimization, Rapid Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning THOR3 training program was established to improve functional performance and combat effectiveness, reduce lost manpower, and optimize recovery and reconditioning between deployments. As such, the purpose of this study is to measure the effectiveness of the THOR3human performance training program to improve upon biomechanical, musculoskeletal ,physiological, performance, tactical and injury mitigating characteristics and to reduce unintentional musculoskeletal injuries.