Accession Number:

ADA618622

Title:

Injury Prevention and Performance Optimization in Soldiers of the Army 101st Airborne/Air Assault Division

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Jul 2009-23 Jan 2011

Corporate Author:

PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The overall purpose of this multi-phase research initiative is to create a systematic, data driven, and sustained injury prevention and performance optimization training program to reduce the risk of unintentional, musculoskeletal injuries and enhance military readiness in 101st AirborneAir Assault soldiers. Improvements in the biomechanical, musculoskeletal, physiological, and nutritional characteristics of soldiers of the Army 101st AirborneAir Assault will result in improved safety and performance of the individual soldier as potentially injurious tasks are able to be performed more efficiently while prolonging the deleterious influence of fatigue. Also, soldiers will be able to achieve military body weight and fat standards, lower long-term chronic disease risk, promote active duty longevity, and enhance the quality of life after the military. Optimal physical and physiological characteristics will ultimately decrease the time lost due to disability, improve losses due to personnel attrition, and reduce the financial burden associated with medical expenses and disability payments, while promoting military readiness of the tactical athlete.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE