Remain in the Game for Tactical Athletes
A “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.
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- Prevent injury and stay battle ready with the Remain in the Game program. Download your free guidebook today. https://oaaction.unc.edu/remain-in-the-game-a-joint-effort/ #military #veteran #osteoarthritis #StandUp2OA
- Service members! Balance pain management both safely and effectively without the exposure to opioids. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3bJE8lu
- Research suggests that the stress placed on joints during #military training activities + the increased weight of military packs may result in lasting pain. Fortunately, the CDC has your six. https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/communications/features/arthritis-among-veterans.html
- “The military gave her a lot: a career, an education and a sense of duty. But it also gave her arthritis…” Check out this story in the USA Today about one veteran who is working to help others who struggle with #arthritis! http://bit.ly/2HJTHh7
- If your research is focused on #military personnel, watch this recording to learn about #biomarkers associated with progression to #osteoarthritis following knee injury. https://youtu.be/BeIlXJbxNfY
- Arthritis is the second leading cause of discharge from the military, affecting one in three veterans: https://www.arthritis.org/getmedia/e1256607-fa87-4593-aa8a-8db4f291072a/2019-abtn-final-march-2019.pdf
- If you are current #military personnel and consider yourself a tactical athlete, check out this Arthritis Foundation OACS Forum Series recording on the Impact of #Osteoarthritis in Military Personnel and Veterans. https://youtu.be/_cGzGn-o_OU
- About 1 in 5 young #military officers who sustain a knee injury will develop #osteoarthritis by age 30. Researchers find military & young, physically active populations are at increased risk of knee injuries – a major OA risk factor. https://bit.ly/2RkjFKu
- Honor an Active Duty member of the armed forces by watching this Alliance for Balanced Pain Management #SummitBPM21 session on Service Members’ Silent Struggle: #Osteoarthritis in the Military. Session starts at 1:59 in the video. https://summit.alliancebpm.org/
- #Osteoarthritis Incidence Significantly Higher Among U.S. Military Personnel Compared to General Population https://www.healio.com/news/orthopedics/20120331/osteoarthritis-incidence-reported-to-be-high-among-us-military-personnel
- Active #military & #veterans are disproportionately affected by #arthritis. Read this USA Today story to learn what medical experts are saying, & hear the inspirational story of a veteran who is trying to make a difference: http://bit.ly/2HJTHh7 #osteoarthritis