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About the program
Our goal in the Tactical Athlete Rehabilitation Clinic is to provide specialized, state-of-the-art care that is tailored to the unique needs of tactical professionals. This includes:
Efficient entry into the medical system for appropriate diagnosis of conditions/injuries and timely implementation of appropriate treatment
Thorough evaluation and duty-specific rehab programs designed by clinicians experienced and skilled in Tactical Athlete programming
Development and implementation of branch-specific return to duty protocols/functional testing
Enhanced recovery and injury reduction measures including:
Coordination with Sports Performance for development of Tactical Athlete group training for prevention of injury, maintenance and improvement of functional fitness levels.
Group nutrition/cooking classes to optimize dietary intake to full recovery and enhance performance
Group mindfulness classes to enhance sleep hygiene and stress reduction for optimal recovery and overall wellbeing
Collaboration with tactical-centered research institutions and organizations to deliver consistent, quality care across south central Wisconsin with regional and national expansion in mind.
Evaluation and treatment
Our team will initiate your care by performing a comprehensive evaluation of your injury or surgery and may involve assessing strength, flexibility and movement capabilities within the scope of your needs for duty.
Based on your evaluation, our team will work with you to construct an individualized treatment plan designed to deliver fast and effective results. We will coach you through every stage of the process to get you back to duty as swiftly and safely as possible. Treatments utilized may include:
Assessment and modification of patient-centered and duty-specific techniques to limit or reduce stress on injured joints and tissues, improve movement efficiency and enhance functional task capacity
Duty-specific strength and stability therapeutic exercise progressions
Mobility and flexibility exercises
Balance and proprioceptive training
Use of pneumatic resistance machines (Keiser) to assess functional push/pull/rotation abilities with emphasis on stability, mobility or power
Use of weighted dumbbells, kettlebells, sleds, weighted plates, to assess functional lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying
Duty-specific energy system development
Dynamic warm up and cool down strategies
Anti-Gravity treadmill use for weightbearing progressions
Aquatic therapy for reduced stress upper body progression or lower body weightbearing progressions
Bracing, orthotics and taping technologies and techniques
Referrals and insurance coverage
Services will be billed to each patient’s health insurance plan or, if applicable, Worker’s Compensation providers. Please note that certain insurance plans do not cover LAT services. Please contact your insurance provider(s) for verification and or authorization of coverage prior to your initial visit to the Tactical Athlete Rehabilitation Clinic.
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