Injuries and the Army

#1
Hi all,

Im starting at Pirbright on the 16th september 2013 and I've picked up a training injury, Illiotibial Band Syndrome or ITBS. Theres already a thread on what to do about it and all that but there's nothing concerning what would happen to recruits if they have or pick this injury up. As with everyone just about to do their Phase 1 training I'm really excited and have been waiting a long time for this.

What I really want to ask is this: If I go to Pirbright with this injury (which is alright at the moment) and it worsens or plays me up again will I just be sent home and told to come back another time or will the army help me out and work with me to resolve it? I just dont want to turn up all bright eyed, give 100% and get sent home because of an injury that worsens when I run.

Any advice is welcome But I would especially appreciate comments from Physiotherapists and PT's as they will be the ones leading the fitness stuff.

Thanks.
 
#2
While I was at an ATR we used to regularly send potential recruits away who had picked up an injury before starting training. Those who suffered an injury during training would either carry on with light duties (if it was possible) or get back classed, or get set home or get put into the rehab platoon, or get kicked out completely.
 
#3
Oh and those who lied about injuries used to get hoofed out as 'defect on enlistment'
 
#4
Well I never lied about it since when I went for selection it was fine and had been fine for a while before. The Physio I had been seeing said I was pretty much healed. So as far as I was concerned i was fit to join.
 

jarrod248

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#5
Well I never lied about it since when I went for selection it was fine and had been fine for a while before. The Physio I had been seeing said I was pretty much healed. So as far as I was concerned i was fit to join.
Is an omission the same as a lie?


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#6
Is an omission the same as a lie?


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I do believe we used to consider it 'lying by omission'
 
#7
I suppose we can sack all the MO's, Nurses, CMT's, HCA's, receptionists etc as everyone can self diagnose and certify themselves fit for training, courses, tours..
 
#10
No accusation and only one mild bit of sarcasm. you are really going to suffer training and beyond.
good luck, as you'll need it.
 
#15
Asking if I'm going to tell the truth is the same as saying I have lied, which I didn't; I volunteered knowledge of my injury. This is getting off topic now and quite petty. Thank you anyway for the replies anyone who has further info let me know. thanks
 

Joker62

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#16
Asking if I'm going to tell the truth is the same as saying I have lied, which I didn't; I volunteered knowledge of my injury. This is getting off topic now and quite petty. Thank you anyway for the replies anyone who has further info let me know. thanks
What he meant was telling the truth as opposed to saying nothing, so man up wetpants and don't take everything you see as literal!

Here, read this for some info - Iliotibial band syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
#17
Asking if I'm going to tell the truth is the same as saying I have lied, which I didn't; I volunteered knowledge of my injury. This is getting off topic now and quite petty. Thank you anyway for the replies anyone who has further info let me know. thanks
I have to say that with such a short fuse you're not going to have a pleasant time in your brief flirtation with the forces.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#18
Asking if I'm going to tell the truth is the same as saying I have lied, which I didn't; I volunteered knowledge of my injury. This is getting off topic now and quite petty. Thank you anyway for the replies anyone who has further info let me know. thanks
Read what I posted, not what you think I posted.
 
#19
and just as a side note, I ended up with surgery to sort out by ITBS.

It was quite sore.
 
#20
Calm your tits young shaver, I have had ITBS and it was treated by massage and quad strengthening exercises ( one legged squats)

Don't go to your doctor, go to a private physio and get massaged it will hurt and remove a layer of hair.

When you get to ATR keep a sunny disposition about everything even the nasty bits.
Good luck
 

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