Department of Family Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Family Medicine
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
A building office: 301-295-9460
Injury Prevention Research Lab
The mission of the Injury Prevention Research Laboratory (IPRL), sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine, is to investigate the epidemiology, pathology and prevention and treatment aspects of musculoskeletal injury in military and active populations. Currently, our work includes the development of injury prediction and prevention programs for musculoskeletal injury in military, training and active populations.
Additionally, the Injury Prevention Research Laboratory supports and collaborates with related academic endeavors in the Department of Family Medicine and the School of Medicine. These include collaboration with the Consortium for Health And Military Performance (CHAMP) and the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC) and the National Capital Consortium's Military Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
- MEPSTART – Military Entrance Processing Screen To Assess Risk of Training
- CORE – Combat Readiness Evaluation: Predicting & Preventing MSK in Deploying Marines
- Preventing Lower Extremity Injuries in Military Academies: JUMP-ACL 2
- JUMP-ACL: Joint Undertaking to Monitor and Prevent ACL Injury
- The Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) is a valid and reliable clinical assessment tool of jump-landing biomechanics: The JUMP-ACL study. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2009.
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Ask Athletes These 9 Questions. Journal of Family Practice, 2009.
- A Prospective Investigation of Biomechanical Risk Factors for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: The Joint Undertaking to Monitor and Prevent ACL Injury (JUMP-ACL) Cohort. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2009.
- Muscle Strength and Qualitative Jump-Landing Differences in Male and Female Military Cadets: The Jump-ACL Study. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 2009.
- Concentric Evertor Strength Differences and Functional Ankle Instability: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Athletic Training, 2009.
- Ankle Instability is Associated with Balance Impairments: A Meta-Analysis. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2009.
- Gender Differences in the Incidence and Prevalence of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 2009.
- Stephens MB, Beutler AI, O?Connor FG. Musculoskeletal injections: A review of the evidence. American Family Physician, 2008.
- Hypothyroidism: A review of the Evaluation and Management. Family Practice Recertification, 2007
- Differences in Jump-Landing Technique between ACL Injured and Non-Injured Individuals: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Athletic Training, 2007.
- Principles to Help Prevent Youth Sports-Related Injuries. American Family Physician, 2007.
- Patterns of ACL injuries in NCAA lacrosse, soccer, and basketball athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2006.
- Delayed primary repair of the subscapularis tendon with autologous semitendinosis augmentation: A case report. American Journal of Orthopedics, 2005.
- Electromyographic analysis of single leg, closed chain exercises: Implications for rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Athletic Training, 2002.
The Sports Medicine Resource Manual. Seidenberg PS, Beutler AI. "The 'One' Sports Medicine Textbook for all Family Medicine Physicians." Published by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, 2008.
If you would like information about volunteering with the Injury Prevention Research Lab, please contact Sarah de la Motte at (301) 295-9460 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers will gain valuable research experience and may even develop their own sports medicine research project with IPRL mentorship.
The Injury Prevention Research Lab is proud to partner with the following institutions: