A special issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine and Sport (JSAMS), dedicated to the topic of Military Human Performance Optimization/Injury Prevention, has recently been published. NMRL Director, Dr. Brad Nindl, served as a guest editor for this special issue, which contains 18 manuscripts from five organizations dedicated towards studying biomedical research solutions to benefit military physical performance and readiness: the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center (NMRL/WHPRC) at the University of Pittsburgh, the Military Performance Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), the Injury Prevention Division of the U.S. Army Public Health Center (APHC), the Division of Applied Physiology, Army Personnel Research Capability (APRC), British Ministry of Defence, and the Land Division, Australian Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group. The manuscripts include development of military physical employment standard assessments, military injury epidemiology and risk factors, and physiological, neuromuscular, and hormonal adaptations to physical training and load carriage. Overall, this special issue demonstrates a synergistic effort of scientists, medical staff, physical training personnel, and military operational leaders and stakeholders to examine injury mitigation and performance optimization in order to reduce preventable musculoskeletal injuries and improve combat readiness.
Full Access to the JSAMS Special Issue on Military Human Performance Optimization/Injury Prevention is available until December 29, 2017.