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MARSOC Injury Prevention and Human Performance Research

October 22, 2018

The Operator is the foundation of Special Operations Forces and optimal physical readiness will promote tactical performance and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries.

Marines SpeCial Operations PrEparedness (M-SCOPE)

October 22, 2018

The University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI) received a $3.6 million research contract from the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and Office of Naval Research to...

Addressing Neuromuscular Deficits for Improved Outcomes in Ankle Rehabilitation

October 22, 2018

The most common injury among military and civilian populations is the ankle sprain.  While often dismissed as inconsequential, more than half will experience repetitive ankle injuries, often w

The Effect of Sleep Restriction on Exercise Performance and Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Injury

October 22, 2018

Insufficient sleep, known as sleep restriction, increases the risk of injury in athletes, military personnel, and the general population.

Team Red, White, Blue (RWB)

October 22, 2018

The SMRI has been active in outreach working toward improving the health and wellness of veterans.

Operation Wildcat

October 22, 2018

In November 2017, the SMRI organized a collaborative event with Team RWB, the Kentucky Army National Guard, and the Lexington Fire Department as a part of Lexington’s week of valor, leading up to...

Veteran Pilot

October 22, 2018

Up to 85% of Veterans using the US Department of Veteran Affairs health care system are classified as overweight or obese.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

October 22, 2018

Since 2015, SMRI has collaborated with the UK Army and Air Force ROTC programs to share over a decade’s worth of research and provide consultation on fitness improvement and injury prevention.

Army National Guard

October 22, 2018

In the spring of 2018, the Kentucky Army National Guard developed a new program for Soldiers that have under-performed in their Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

Army-Baylor DPT

October 22, 2018

Students from the Army Baylor Physical Therapy program, completing their clinical rotations at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, were hosted by the SMRI for one week in 2017 and 2018 to learn...

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