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This new diagnostic tech aims to prevent injuries in Marines, soldiers
Todd South
 

For the past year, Marines have been using “force plate” technology and data analysis to assess core and lower extremity strength, all in an effort to correct imbalances, improve performances and prevent injuries.

The Army is following closely, having recently adopted the same technology. And in its latest budget documents, Congress is asking for a report by September 2021 from the services on which units are using these methods and how effective they are in preventing injuries.

And there’s good reason to track the information.

A study in the most recent volume of Military Medicine found that more than half of all active duty soldiers sustained at least one injury in 2017, and overuse injuries made up as much as 70 percent of all soldier injuries.

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2020/11/23/new-diagnostic-tool-aims-to-prevent-injuries-in-marines-soldiers/
C.S. Lewis: “I dread government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in.”


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