According to Stars and Stripes, alternative treatments are becoming more popular for soldiers suffering from a variety of ailments, especially mental health conditions. The Marine Corps are adapting a new holistic approach to helping their Marines recover from the stresses of service and combat.
The Marine Corps Fitness Improvement Tool (MCFIT) is a whole-body approach to improving both physical and mental health. The two-phase program will help Marines evaluate and improve their mind, body, spirit, and social health.
The first phase has been fully outlined and involves a survey to determine the Marine’s health and mental well being. Once these analyses are made, phase two, which is still under development, will address ways that the Marine can improve upon the four areas of health. The surveys will be kept anonymous from commanders to alleviate the fear of performance evaluation as a reason for the assessment.
By focusing on the overall health of Marines, officials and medical professionals hope to reduce some of the ailments and issues that can raise the risk of developing serious health conditions in the future. It is also hoped that the program can help increase performance during a Marine’s active duty and reduce issues with readjustment to civilian life.
Helping promote good health of more than just a Marine’s physical condition is important to avoiding the development of disabling conditions in their years as a veteran. If such disabilities do manifest, a veteran has the option to seek veterans’ disability benefits with the help of a veterans’ disability attorney.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability attorney from LaVan & Neidenberg is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-888-234-5758.
Post a Comment to "Two Phase Alternative Treatments Looking at Overall Health of Soldiers"To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."