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Vol:234 Issue:4 Number:1 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #14580
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Core Muscle Strength Training for Reducing the Risk of Low Back Pain in Military Recruits

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OrthoEvidence. Core Muscle Strength Training for Reducing the Risk of Low Back Pain in Military Recruits. ACE Report. 2022;234(4):1. Available from:

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Core muscle functional strength training for reducing the risk of low back pain in military recruits: An open-label randomized controlled trial

J Integr Med. 2022 Mar;20(2): 145-152.

Contributing Authors:
Wang Xin Song Wen-Juan Ruan Yi Li Bing-Chu Lü Can Huang Nian Fang Fan-Fu Gu Wei

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600 military recruits were randomized in this open-label trial to receive 12 weeks of progressive core muscle functional strength training (n=300) or no training (n=300) in addition to their standard basic combat training. The primary outcome of interest was the incidence of low back pain. Secondary outcomes of interest included lumbar muscle endurance, low back pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS)...

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