The Greenwood Police Department serves the city’s more than 61,000 residents. More than 60 police officers work hard to ensure the safety and stability of their community. These officers must have the ability to not only survive but to thrive in their ever-changing, dynamic workplace. They need to keep in top physical shape by incorporating exercises that directly translate to the demands of their jobs.
Forté’s First Line Tactical Athlete Program is proud to partner with the Greenwood Police Department. This program embeds a full-time athletic trainer into the police department, providing health care to the men and women who serve the community. This partnership includes screenings, patient education, individualized preventative programming, on-site evaluations, imaging and rehabilitation services. Forté Veteran athletic trainer Dave Waltson, who spent nearly 30 years as the athletic trainer for the Indianapolis Colts, uses his experience treating professional athletes to provide unique prevention and injury healing solutions to tactical athletes. “While I understand these roles are different, the principles of a safe and effective return to activity are the same,” said Waltson. “I am honored to be able to work alongside these tactical athletes.”
James Ison, chief of police for the City of Greenwood is a firm believer. “It is in the best interest of the police department to ensure our professional officers are physically prepared to meet whatever challenges may come their way during their shifts” he said. “Having this program allows us to focus on injury prevention, but also expedite a return to work when injuries occur.”