Accession Number : ADA299974

Title :   Naval Special Warfare Sports Medicine Conference Proceedings, Held in Coronado, California on 4-6 May 94.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Lisa T. ; Moore, Joseph ; Sopchick-Smith, Tracy

PDF Url : ADA299974

Report Date : 06 MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : The first Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Sports Medicine Conference, held 4-6 May 1994, was initiated as a Naval Health Research Center research project in collaboration with the Department of Sports Medicine, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. The Conference was convened to review the NSW calisthenic program and identify exercises that were likely to cause injury. Representatives from the United States Olympic Committee, San Diego State University, United States Air Force Academy, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, San Diego Children's Hospital, and Applied Futuristic 5 composed an expert panel of sports medicine and exercise science specialists. Panel members reviewed NSW calisthenics and provided recommendations to improve both the safety and quality of NSW physical training. This document is an edited transcript of the 3-day Conference. It includes: a section on the epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among NSW candidates and SEAL operators; a narrative of the panel's review of NSW calisthenics; recommendations on stretching, conditioning, and injury-prevention; and the panel's general recommendations regarding strength and conditioning programs.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL WARFARE, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, UNITED STATES, SYMPOSIA, TRAINING, PANELS, FACILITIES, MEDICINE, PERSONNEL, SPECIALISTS, HOSPITALS, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, RECREATION, PANEL(COMMITTEE), EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE