WESTFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) — Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi and St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Joey Vandever have created a company that uses specialized technology to prevent injuries in active duty firefighters.
A young Indianapolis company believes it can help prevent injuries among firefighters by treating them like professional athletes. And a familiar name in Hoosier sports is leading the charge: former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi. ProTeam Tactical Performance is using a new technology in Indiana it says could help stop these injuries before they happen.
Using DARI Motion, the only FDA-cleared motion health solution, will allow ProTeam Tactical Performance to get a complete evaluation of the muscular skeletal data of Whitestown firefighters in just 10 minutes. Firefighters will perform a series of 19 movements in front of a series of cameras that will be analyzed in seconds, helping them avoid injury and achieve peak performance in the future.
ProTeam Tactical Performance has created a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive program that focuses on increasing tactical professionals’ health, well-being and quality of life while reducing the number of injuries. By partnering with OrthoIndy, firefighters have access to highly-skilled physicians for fast care and recovery, allowing them to return to the job they love quicker and stronger. […]
Each flight of stairs in Indiana’s tallest building left “Fight For Air” participants with a little less breath.Panting and sweating, they continued racing their way up the Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis to support people struggling to draw their next breath — victims of lung disease.
A new program, part of a two year pilot program with physical performance company ProTeam Tactical Performance, will allow injured firefighters to receive specialized and exclusive treatment to help rehab after injuries at a quicker rate.
Firefighters around Indianapolis have a new place to get fixed up if they get hurt on the job. The temporary home of the IFD Health and Wellness Center is in the basement of the department’s headquarters downtown.