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Former Super Bowl Champion Helping Whitestown Firefighters Stay Ahead of Injury

Nov 14, 2019 | News

For the first time in Indiana, ProTeam Tactical Performance, a company coowned by former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi and former St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Joey Vandever, is using specialized technology to prevent injuries in active duty firefighters.

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.

“We are extremely excited to partner with ProTeam Tactical Performance,” Whitestown Fire Department Chief Josh Westrich said. “To help our firefighters stay healthy before a problem develops and sidelines them from duty is an invaluable resource to our team and our community.”

Since retiring from professional sports, Sorgi and Vandever have fed their passion for helping sidelined firefighters and tactical professionals get back into the game of life by providing the latest durable medical equipment, priority physician access, personalized recovery solutions and preventative fitness initiatives.

“Firefighters put their lives on the line for us every day. It’s an honor to work side by side with these heroes and give them the quality care they deserve through a comprehensive wellness program,” Jim Sorgi, co-owner of ProTeam Tactical Performance, said.

This proactive approach with DARI Motion will give ProTeam Tactical Performance a better understanding of each firefighter’s physical abilities and well-being, allowing them to provide the comprehensive solutions first responders need to improve performance, stay healthy and remain injury free.

“Looking for what could cause an injury before it happens is not how injuries are typically treated,” ProTeam Tactical Performance Director of Operations Tim Drudge said. “By analyzing the movements of these men and women in less than ten minutes, we can help prevent an injury that could keep them off the job.”

For more information, or to schedule video opportunities of the DARI Motion testing and interviews with Sorgi, Drudge, or Chief Westrich during media availability on Tuesday, November 19th from 8:30 – 11 a.m. at Whitestown FD Station 271, 2965 S. 575 E., contact Kylee Kendall at (317) 519-3790 or kylee@thecaway.com.

About ProTeam Tactical Performance ProTeam Tactical Performance teams up with durable medical equipment providers, physicians and OrthoIndy to provide tactical professionals the highest level of innovative performance products, services, integrity and effectiveness. ProTeam Tactical Performance’s focus through early intervention, priority physician access and personalized recovery solutions aims to reduce injuries and improve the health and quality of life for tactical
professionals. For more information, visit proteamtactical.com.