Accession Number : ADA326216

Title :   A Physical Training Program to Reduce Musculoskeletal Injuries in U.S. Marine Corps Recruits, Version 1.0.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 94-30 Sep 97,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Almeida, Sandra A. ; Williams, Karen M. ; Shaffer, Richard A. ; Luz, James T. ; Badong, Elizabeth

PDF Url : ADA326216

Report Date : 17 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego are at risk for training- related musculoskeletal injuries due to their relatively low baseline fitness levels and the sudden increase in vigorous physical activity associated with boot camp training. The annual fiscal and operational costs of recruit musculoskeletal injuries at MCRD San Diego were estimated at $16.5 million and 53,000 lost training days. Stress fractures were the single most costly injury, with an estimated annual cost in excess of $5 million.

Descriptors :   *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, *MARINE CORPS TRAINING, STRESSES, MARINE CORPS, TRAINING, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, COST ESTIMATES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), SUPPLY DEPOTS, MILITARY TRAINING, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, RECRUITS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE