NMRL FACULTY AND STUDENTS PRESENT AT 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SOLDIERS’ PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE (ICSPP) IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Director Bradley C. Nindl, Associate Director Kim Beals, and doctoral students Shawn R. Eagle and Anne Z. Beethe presented at the 4th ICSPP conference from November 28-December 1, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Nindl served on the organizing committee of the conference, and presented on the “Role of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I in Stress Fracture Risk” while also moderating a roundtable of experts discussing physiological and psychological resilience. Dr. Beals presented “The Association of Physical Training with Musculoskeletal Injuries in US Special Operations Forces”, “The association of prospective upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries with body composition and physiological measures in Special Operation Forces” and Heart Rate Variability changes in Reserve SEAL Operators during close quarters combat training. Finally, Shawn Eagle and Anne Beethe were selected as ICSPP Travel Grant Recipients and presented “Asymmetrical Landing Patterns Combined with Heavier Body Mass Increases Lower Extremity Injury Risk in Special Operations Forces” and “Comparing Lower Extremity Strength with Aerobic and Anaerobic Capacity to Predict Novice Combat Swimmer 500-m Time Trial Performance”, respectively.