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Reducing Injuries with Training Enhancement, Targeted Rehabilitation, and Core Conditioning (RITE TRACC)

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Technical Report,07 May 2015,06 Nov 2019

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences / Bethesda United States

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Our primary research objective is to develop predictive models and an accompanying injury prevention curriculum for lower extremity musculoskeletal injury LE MSK-I and successful return to duty in a training Marine population at the School of Infantry-West at Camp Pendleton SOI-West. Non-combat related musculoskeletal injury MSK-I is the largest threat to military health and accounts for over 20 of outpatient visits in the active duty population. Reducing physical training-related MSK-I has been identified as a top priority within the military. Almost 40 of MSK-I sustained from military training and sport related activities are sprainsstrains and overuse injuries e.g. medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fracture of the lower extremity. Recent studies have identified a broad range of LE MSK-I risk factors in military and athletic populations, including movement patterns, psychological readiness, lifestyle behaviors, physical fitness, and injury history, many of which can be modified with targeted interventions.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology

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