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Remain in the Game for Tactical Athletes

Tactical AthletesA “tactical athlete” trains their body to achieve peak physical performance in their respected occupation. One area of focus for tactical athletes is the prevention of injury. For those who currently serve in the military, neuromuscular training exercises like the ones found in Remain in the Game: A Joint Effort can improve strength, balance, and measures of athletic performance, as well as reduce the risk of traumatic knee injury. Traumatic injuries, like an ACL tear, can sideline a soldier for months or even end a career. A consistent training program can reduce the chance of a knee injury by up to 50% and in the process, may help prevent osteoarthritis, the 2nd leading cause of medical discharge.

Just 10 minutes of Remain in the Game: A Joint Effort could mean avoiding 10 months of recovery. If you are a tactical athlete, make the time to include Remain in the Game: A Joint Effort as part of your training program.

 

Action Brief: A Call to Action for Military Veterans

Created in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation

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OA in the Military Action Brief

 

Webinar: Impact of Osteoarthritis in Military Personnel and Veterans

October 20, 2021 at 12PM ET

Webinar Information:

Dr. Kenneth L. Cameron will discuss the impact of osteoarthritis in military personnel and veterans. This webinar is being presented in partnership with the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management and the Arthritis Foundation.

Speaker:

Kenneth L. Cameron
PhD, MPH, ATC, FNATA
Director, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research at Keller Army Hospital
John A. Feagin Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship

Kenneth L. Cameron currently serves as the Director of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research at Keller Army Hospital, West Point, New York, where he holds faculty appointments with the John A. Feagin Jr. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, the US Army-Baylor University Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Cameron earned the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in recognition of exemplary service to the United States Military Academy in 2004, the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award in 2014 and the Department of the Army Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service in 2021. Dr. Cameron’s primary research interests are in the areas of injury prevention, musculoskeletal injury and disease epidemiology, and outcomes associated with the treatment of these injuries, specifically in physically active and military populations. He also has specific research interests in knee and ankle injuries, shoulder instability, and biomarkers associated with post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

 

 

Watch this video of a veteran’s personal experience with arthritis

Created in partnership with the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management and Arthritis Foundation

 

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