Accession Number : ADA304189

Title :   Expert Panel Review of Naval Special Warfare Calisthenics: Sports Medicine Conference Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 94-Oct 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Meyer, L. T. ; Smith, T. S. ; Friedlander, A. L. ; Moore, J.

PDF Url : ADA304189

Report Date : OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : NSW commands adhere to intensive physical training programs placing them at high risk for musculoskeletal injury. The objective of this research was to review the NSW calisthenic program and make recommendations to improve the safety and efficacy of the exercises. A panel of experts was assembled that included sports medicine specialists (physicians, physical therapists, biomechanists, exercise physiologists, and certified athletic trainers) 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 Futuristics. The panel reviewed the calisthenics and made a decision to eliminate, keep, or modify each exercise. The panel also recommended calisthenics to be added to the program. Fifty-six exercises were reviewed. The panel recommended that 5 exercises be eliminated, 31 be kept, 17 be modified, and 16 be added. It was concluded that NSW personnel could benefit from minor modifications to their existing physical training program. Guidelines for a complete physical training program are needed.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, *MEDICAL EXAMINATION, UNITED STATES, HIGH RATE, RISK, TRAINING, PANELS, FACILITIES, INTENSITY, MEDICINE, SPECIALISTS, HOSPITALS, PHYSICIANS, RECREATION, PHYSIOLOGISTS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE