By following this scientific approach we can create an academy and training structure that promotes healthy and safe PT while teaching officers a career skill of self care through massage and stretching that will reduce injury both in the academy and on the street. If, after all those steps are followed and the officer is still having difficulty, then a referral to the local Certified Athletic Trainer is warranted. The bottom line is to change a culture and progress officer safety through advanced performance takes a whole body approach and often requires the full attention of the team.
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Bryan Fass is the author of “Fit Responder”, a comprehensive wellness plan for the first responder, and the Fit Responder Blog. Bryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and is certified as a licensed athletic trainer and a strength and conditioning specialist. He was a paramedic for over 8 years. Bryan has authored four books regarding fitness, wellness and human performance. Bryan is available for Consulting and Speaking on Public Safety Fitness Testing along with Fitness, Wellness and Injury Prevention Programs. Contact him via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.