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HPRC's Injury Prevention Tips [Postcards]
Sports Tips
Check out these sports tips for injury prevention and management from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. They include fact sheets that focus on specific types of injuries, including specific parts of the body as well as those related to sports and other physical activities.
Injury and Violence Free Living
The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center’s comprehensive website contains information on leading injuries and their causes as well as prevention strategies. The information is designed to maximize the readiness of Sailors and Marines.
National Athletic Trainers’ Association
This national association provides information on sports medicine, sports safety, and health issues such as concussion, heat illness, back pain, and many more.
Move Forward
Check out this easy-to-read information from the American Physical Therapists’ Association on symptoms and conditions that physical therapy can be used for—including an “Interactive Body” section where you can browse by area of the body! The “Ask a Physical Therapist” feature provides a forum for you to ask your own questions about injuries.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
The Health Information section of this National Institutes of Health division’s website provides educational materials about various bone and joint injuries, among many other topics relevant to health and wellness.
What is Functional Movement Screen?
A look at a new injury-risk assessment screen—Functional Movement Screen.
Are antigravity treadmills effective for injury rehabilitation?
Antigravity treadmills, costly exercise equipment that supports the exerciser's body weight, may not provide benefit.
Is there a way to control excessive head sweating?
Is there a way to control excessive head sweating?
Overtraining—what happens when you do too much
Overtraining syndrome (OTS) is what can occur if you push your training regime too far. Signs of OTS are chronic fatigue and declining performance despite continued training. Recuperation can take weeks or even months.
Stretching during warm-up
Physical exercise and training are major sources of injuries among warriors, so finding ways to reduce the risk of such injuries is important. One method often used with injury prevention in mind is pre-exercise stretching, but does it really work?
Preventing non-combat injuries is a must!
Vast numbers of Warfighters remain non-deployable after being sent home early with non-combat orthopedic injuries. Commanders and researchers in the military are exploring preventive measures.
ACSM Basic Injury Prevention Concepts
This American College of Sports Medicine article offers basic tips on injury prevention.
ACSM Injury Prevention Fact Sheets
The American College of Sports Medicine offers fact sheets with information on topics ranging from tennis elbow to exercise-induced leg pain.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement: “Public Health Approach to Injury Prevention: The U.S. Military Experience”
This collection of articles pertains to the surveillance, causes, and prevention of military-related injuries.
Preventing common injuries
For a quick reference, check out our collection of injury-prevention techniques for common military injuries.
Injury Prevention Strategies: Four tips for strong knees
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important knee stabilizer. You can take steps to help avoid tearing it and damaging your knee.
Injury Prevention Strategies: Avoid back pain
Herniated discs and muscle strains of the back can be a source of chronic pain. What can you do to prevent this from happening to your back?
Injury Prevention Strategies: Ankle sprains
Most ankle sprains happen on the outside of the ankle. Why is this the case and how can you keep your ankles healthy?
Injury Prevention Strategies: A lot rests on your shoulders
Whether you are lifting and moving heavy artillery or picking up your child, your shoulders have to be in shape to withstand the stress. Read on for some tips on shoulder injury prevention.