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Is the Tactical training inudstry
RIGHT FOR YOU?
By Wesley Sykes, Managing Editor
A
..re you a current strength and
..conditioning professional working in
sports? Are you a recent college graduate
looking to start your professional career as a
strength and conditioning specialist?
Have you considered a career working with
tactical athletes?
Tactical athletes are individuals in service
occupations with significant physical fitness
and performance requirements such as
law enforcement, firefighters, emergency
responders, and military service members.
While sport athletes are trying to get one or
two percent better in a specific skill to achieve
success in their field, working with tactical
athletes often requires instilling a baseline level
of physical health.
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A February 2020 study published in
the National Library of Medicine entitled
" Optimizing Health, Wellness, and Performance
of the Tactical Athlete " outlined some of the
broad issues facing tactical athletes.
Tactical athletes also may have specific
administrative requirements related to
documenting physical injuries. Musculoskeletal
injuries are a large burden on the tactical athlete
population, with incident rates varying based
on the specific profession. Chronic exertional
compartment syndrome (CECS) is difficult
to manage in the tactical athlete population
due to their limited ability to reduce impact
activities and poor surgical outcomes. Botulinum
neurotoxin-A and gait retraining show promise
as alternative treatments for CECS. Heat

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