International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

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J Sharma

J Sharma
Defence Primary Healthcare , Medical Centre & Rehabilitation Department, Infantry Training Centre,
Catterick Garrison DL9 3PS
United Kingdom

  • Research Article
    Musculoskeletal Training Injury in Military Recruit Populations: An Integrated Prevention Strategy-Project OMEGA-(Part 1)
    Author(s): RDH Heagerty and J SharmaRDH Heagerty and J Sharma

    Background: Training related muscular-skeletal injury (MSKI) is a globally recognised epidemic directly affecting the deployment, retention of personnel and a threat to the effectiveness and productivity of military training organisations. Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated injury prevention strategy-Project OMEGA- on MSKI and training outcomes within British Infantry recruits. Methods: An observational retrospective study design was used. MSKI and training outcome in the Project OMEGA cohort was compared with the previous 4 years published data. Total inflow for the OMEGA cohort was Line (n=1230) and Guards (n=220) whilst the total for the previous four years was Line (n=6569) and Guards (n=1614). Injury data, first time pass out and Medical discharge rates were collected and analysed. Re.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000456

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