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Understanding Musculoskeletal Injuries

One of the most common reasons for women in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to be medically discharged, or not deployed, is Musculoskeletal Injury. Avoidable injury should never be an impediment to service, and so we want to better understand why this problem is happening, and how it can be alleviated.

This is why Personnel Support Programs (PSP) is partnering with the University of Ottawa’s School of Human Kinetics to better understand this pressing issue. The goal of the project is to use survey data to guide the development of improved training strategies that should result in lower injury rates, while up-holding gender-free fitness standards.

If you would like to help, we are currently seeking participants, both men and women, aged 18 to 65, who are either current or former CAF Members, to complete our survey.

Thank you for taking the time to help your fellow CAF Members!