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US Army: Post-DeploymentInjuryPrevention

US Army: Post-DeploymentInjuryPrevention

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Post-DeploymentInjury Prevention
Cover Design by Wendy Folsefor the William Beaumont Medical Center Commander’s Guide
Physical Therapy ClinicIrwin Army Community HospitalAugust 2004
We would like to thank LTC Leanne Vonasekfor sharing the Commander’s Guidethat she and MAJ Nikki Butler developed in Germany with the assistance of theCenter for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine –Europe. The complete guideis currently utilized at Fort Bliss through the Physical TherapyClinic at WilliamBeaumont Army Medical Center. A significant portion of this booklet came fromLTC Vonasek’spublication.
The views expressed in this guide are those of the authors and do notnecessarily reflect the official policy of the Department of theArmy, theDepartment of Defense, or the U.S. Government. This report is approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Key Recommendations
1. Invest in a new pair of running shoes before starting a PT program again!(See shoe selection guide page 5)2.
 perform high impact exerciseevery day / two days in a row. (jogging,sprinting, vigorous sports, etc)
with one of the walk-to-run progression programs outlined on
pg 14 & 15
 –Jog one day and then either rest, bike, swim,use ski machine, elliptical trainer or other lowimpact aerobic exercise the next.
3. Warm-upand then stretchmajor lower extremity muscle groups before and after exercise (Pages 10-13)
 –Hold each stretch 30 seconds –Repeat 2 to 3 times on each leg

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