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Jan 10, 2020
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Jan 10, 2020

Save the date. 19-21 OCT 21

The 4th International Physical Employment Standards (PES) Conference is coming to Bond University

Save the date. 19-21 OCT 21

The 4th International Physical Employment Standards (PES) Conference is…

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Posted: Jan 10, 2020

Save the date. 19-21 OCT 21

The 4th International Physical Employment Standards (PES) Conference is coming to Bond University

The International Association of Chiefs of Police…
Oct 31, 2019
The International Association of Chiefs of Police conference
Oct 31, 2019

The IACP conference, which has been running for 126 years was attended by around 20,000 delegates, had over 660 exhibitors and was addressed by the President of the United States, Donal

The IACP conference, which has been running for 126 years was attended by around 20,000 delegates, had over 660…

The International Association of Chiefs of Police conference

Posted: Oct 31, 2019

The IACP conference, which has been running for 126 years was attended by around 20,000 delegates, had over 660 exhibitors and was addressed by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Dr Orr showcased the work conducted by the TRU on fitness assessments and testing, together with TRU collaborators Dr Jay Dawes (Oklahoma State University and Bond Adjunct), Dr Robert Lockie (California State University-Fullerton) and LT Joe Dulla (LA Sheriff’s Department and new HDR student at Bond University) who presented the translation of this research and its impacts on local law enforcement agencies. Presenting in the International Managers of Police Academy College Training (IMPACT) stream the team are already focusing on research to inform next years conference in New Orleans in 2020 with a focus on the successful selection, training, and retention of female police officers.

Forensic Institute for Research Security and…
Oct 31, 2019
Forensic Institute for Research Security and Tactics (FIRST)
Oct 31, 2019

Rob caught up with the infamous Rogerick Green (Manager), Sanfa Johnson (Director of Training), and Rob Kidston (Strength and Conditioning Coach) from FIRST.

Rob caught up with the infamous Rogerick Green (Manager), Sanfa Johnson (Director of Training),…

Forensic Institute for Research Security and Tactics (FIRST)

Posted: Oct 31, 2019

Rob caught up with the infamous Rogerick Green (Manager), Sanfa Johnson (Director of Training), and Rob Kidston (Strength and Conditioning Coach) from FIRST. The FIRST team and facility are dedicated to providing world leading research and evidence based training for law enforcement and fire and rescue. The TRU are looking forward to some great collaborations.

TRU Australian Tactical Medical Association
Oct 16, 2019
TRU Australian Tactical Medical Association
Oct 16, 2019

Dr Rob Orr was honoured to present at the Annual Australian Tactical Medical Association Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Rob Orr was honoured to present at the Annual Australian Tactical Medical Association Conference in Brisbane, Australia. Dr…

TRU Australian Tactical Medical Association

Posted: Oct 16, 2019

Dr Rob Orr was honoured to present at the Annual Australian Tactical Medical Association Conference in Brisbane, Australia. Dr Orr presented on load carriage requirements for tactical personnel, including both body worn loads and victim rescue.

TRU AFAC Expo Presentation
Aug 28, 2019
TRU AFAC Expo Presentation
Aug 28, 2019

AFAC EXPO Presentation.

AFAC EXPO Presentation.

Dr Rob Orr was honored to present the work the TRU is conducting with industry…

TRU AFAC Expo Presentation

Posted: Aug 28, 2019

AFAC EXPO Presentation.

Dr Rob Orr was honored to present the work the TRU is conducting with industry partners, Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) and firefighters on the impacts of clothing and injuries.

TRU Conference Presentation
Aug 24, 2019
TRU Conference Presentation
Aug 24, 2019

Back Off: Strong Backs From Rehabilitation to Performance

Back Off: Strong Backs From Rehabilitation to Performance

TRU Conference Presentation

Posted: Aug 24, 2019

Back Off: Strong Backs From Rehabilitation to Performance

The presentation given by Dr Rob Orr at the NSCA's Tactical Strength and Conditioning Conference in Texas 19 focused on optimising the strength, conditioning and reconditioning of the back for tactical personnel.

The presentation will be uploaded onto the TRU site shortly

Firefighters: Mobility and Injury Risk
Aug 16, 2019
Firefighters: Mobility and Injury Risk
Aug 16, 2019

Firefighters: Mobility and Injury Risk.

Firefighters: Mobility and Injury Risk.

The team have just returned from collecting data on Firefighter mobility whilst…

Firefighters: Mobility and Injury Risk

Posted: Aug 16, 2019

Firefighters: Mobility and Injury Risk.

The team have just returned from collecting data on Firefighter mobility whilst wearing three different clothing variations (in addition to station wear) and three different boot combinations. This study will look at the risks to movement (and potential slips, trips and falls) imposed on firefighters by their clothing and aims to help industry optimise future clothing design.

 

New article alert!
Aug 15, 2019

New article alert!

Posted: Aug 15, 2019

The Relationship between Lower-Body Strength and Power, and Load Carriage Tasks: A Critical Review

The purpose of this review was to critically appraise articles that have investigated the association between lower-body strength and power during load carriage in tactical personnel. Literature databases were searched with specific search terms, yielding 921 articles. Additional studies found from article reference lists were also assessed for eligibility. Out of these articles, 16 met the inclusion/exclusion criteria and were critically appraised. Articles were assessed by the Downs and Black evaluation tool with inter-rater agreement determined by Cohen’s kappa and final results graded according to the Kennelly quality grading system. Of the 940 identified articles, 16 studies met the criteria for inclusion in this review. The average score of the eligible articles was 58%, considered to be of fair quality by the Kennelly grading system. The strength and volume of evidence reviewed suggests that: measures of lower-body strength and power can predict load carriage performance and appear to be important physical factors for load carriage ability, and that load carriage tasks negatively impact the performance of leg strength and power. Together these findings suggest that leg strength and power should be important considerations for tactical personnel training and assessment, as well as managing the impact of load carriage on tactical performance.

https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2516&context=ijes