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In a recent visit to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia Southern University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences students participated in interactive soldier demonstrations in an effort to better understand soldiers’ unique physical challenges and how they can help better prepare them for combat. “The event provided our students with a much better insight as to the physical demands of soldiers at Fort Stewart,” said Nancy Henderson, DPT, assistant professor of rehabilitation sciences. “This added knowledge will help them to better tailor their education while working with soldiers.” Understanding the physical regiment of the soldiers at Fort Stewart is the key to success for the department’s Soldier Athlete Human Performance Optimization (SAHPO) program, a collaborative effort between Georgia Southern and the 3rd Infantry Division. The program allows students to work with soldiers on injury prevention in an effort to improve medical readiness. Musculoskeletal disorders