It is estimated that over 290,000 Australians have served in the Australian Defence Force since 1990 (Soldier On, 2018), many of whom will be physically or psychologically affected by their military engagement.
One of the rehabilitation tools used to improve recovery and well-being of military personnel is sport and exercise. In 2017, University of South Australia and The Road Home (Now MESHA) launched a new training program as a part of The Road Home Wellbeing Program, the Invictus Pathways Program (IPP), which provides ongoing allied health services (e.g. physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise physiology) to recovering military personnel and veterans. This program of research aims to evaluate the Invictus Games Pathways Program (IPP)and understand the eﬀects of participation in IPP on returned service personnel.
Suzana Freegard (University of South Australia), Professor Gaynor Parfitt (University of South Australia), Associate Professor Steve Milanese (University of South Australia), Dr Amy Baker (University of South Australia)
Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (Under the former brand – The Road Home)
Expected Completion Date
Funder (MESHA), Industry Partner (Karen May)
trauma, mental health, PTSD, emergency service, first responder, veteran, military, sport, exercise, well-being, intervention