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Effective Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Brooke Nessen. Effective Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. Package Proposal. Sportsware Injury Tracking Software AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill Cando Exercise Bands Wobble Boards FlexiPacs. Goal of Package.

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Effective Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

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  1. Brooke Nessen Effective Injury Preventionand Rehabilitation

  2. Package Proposal • Sportsware Injury Tracking Software • AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill • Cando Exercise Bands • Wobble Boards • FlexiPacs

  3. Goal of Package • Incorporate the newest technology at our center supplemented by other basic equipment • To rehab a lower limb injury successfully and prevent further or recurring injury • To have a more reliable and effective means of rehabilitation for athletes and clients • This package consists of all the essentials for rehabbing a lower limb injury!

  4. Software • CSMI Sportsware Online • 2011 Injury Tracking Software (Basic) • Price: $279.15 • Easy to use & accessible from some cell phones for anytime entries • Allows us to review individual info & injury, treatment, sign-out , medication, and phone book databases • Free Trial lets you enter up to 20 entries before purchasing software

  5. Equipment • AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill M310 • Price: $24, 500 • Developed by NASA &cleared by FDA for functional rehabilitation • Supports up to 80% of person’s body weight • Allows for quicker rehabilitation as the surrounding muscles are strengthened-neuromuscular and proprioception retrained • Maximizes fitness retention during rehabilitation • Currently used in rehabilitation & therapy centers successfully

  6. Equipment • Cando Exercise Bands • Price: varies; available for $23.10 online from numerous equipment suppliers • Resistance bands used to strengthen injured muscles and ligaments in the leg and ankle

  7. Equipment • Wobble Boards • Price: found NEW on e-bay for around $20 each • Improves proprioception & helps reduce risk of injury • Also helps strengthen muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc

  8. Equipment • FlexiPacs • Reusable Hot/Cold Compress • Price: different sizes available for less than $4 each from Tartan Group & other suppliers • Freezer & Microwave friendly • Soothing Heat & Penetrating Cold Therapy for rehabilitation

  9. Pricing • Software: • Sportsware Injury Tracking Software Basic $279.15 • Equipment: • AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill $24,500 • Cando Bands $23.10 • Wobble Board (1) $20 • FlexiPacs (pricing 4 large packs or 8 small packs) $16 • Total Package Price: $24,838.25

  10. What are we going to do with it? • Each piece of the package has it’s own purpose, but by utilizing them all together we can: • Operate and manage rehabilitation in a more organized manner • Efficiently rehab athlete & client injuries • Prevent injuries from recurring • Allow athletes and clients to maintain fitness and return to activity more quickly

  11. Final Thoughts • With the package totaling around$25,000, it is a bit pricey because of the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. • However, the treadmill is a HUGE step forward for technology and is successfully being used in many rehabilitation and therapy centers. • This package would pay off in the long run & could even increase client base because the AlterG Treadmill allows for a new, rare type of therapy! • The package should seriously be considered for purchase and utilization.

  12. References • http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/10/zero-gravity-treadmill-like-running-in-space/ • http://www.alter-g.com/ • http://www.esportshealth.com/product/training+room+furnishings/electronic+medical+records/csmi+sportsware2008+homelink.do • http://www.tartangroup.com/store/item.asp?ITEM_ID=3266&DEPARTMENT_ID=254

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