Leading Edge Advantage

Services

Medical Coverage

image37

Leading Edge Advantage was established to provide qualified medical care for any sporting events that would otherwise occur without Certified Professionals present. Unfortunately, a great number of sporting events and camps operate year after year without the proper medical personnel.


Medical issues and injuries at sporting events are seen on the evening news and read about in the newspaper on a regular basis. Certified Athletic Trainers are experts in the recognition and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries including, but not limited to, sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and contusions. Additionally, complications from various medical conditions such as concussions, heat illnesses, muscle cramps and various other medical conditions that can turn into a dangerous situation if not properly managed. Athletic Trainers are qualified to treat and manage such incidents. 


What is an Certified Athletic Trainer?  

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.

Unfortunately, many organizations do not provide proper medical personnel at competitive sporting events.


 At Leading Edge Advantage, we are passionate about making sure athletes at all levels stay safe and healthy while participating in the sports they love. Injuries can and do occur, but there are proactive steps that can be taken to minimize risk. 


Limit your Liability: We limit the liability of your organization by pre-screening all athletic trainers and verifying credentials. We ensure that the people you hire to provide health care are equipped to do so. 


We have been operating since 2012, working with multiple facilities/associations, ages and levels. Ranging from high-school athletes to professional athletes. A few of the events we’ve covered over the years include: NFL off-season training and NFL combine training, professional beach volleyball, tennis tournaments, basketball, etc. 

Industrial Services

image38

Athletes know the benefits of initiating a training session with a dynamic warmup and a cooldown, allowing for active recovery and clearance of metabolic waste products such as lactic acid. These simple practices encourage injury prevention, healing, and optimal conditions for the working muscles.


Have you ever wondered why these athletes are back playing so quickly after an injury? While someone from work may be on disability leave for weeks or even months with a similar injury?


The answer is simple: most people are not treating their bodies the same way that an athlete would.


What is an Industrial Athlete?


A person whose job requires strength, agility and stamina in a variety of industrial sectors.

An industrial athlete might not realize that they are putting the same stress on the body as an athlete would and in most cases they do not have the education or knowledge on proper body mechanics. This is why a dynamic warmup, cooldown, and targeted static stretching and/or exercises after a shift goes a long way toward preventing occupational injuries such as sprains and strains.


Just as an athlete works with a coach to perfect his form and technique, it is important for the industrial athlete to learn proper positioning for movements like squatting and lifting that are performed throughout their workday. 


Just a few examples of Industrial Athletes at work:


  • Postal workers transport heavy, often awkward packages for 8+ hours per shift. They also must walk/drive in between deliveries and climb countless stairs to reach their destinations. They also shift, balance, and maneuver the packages while going through doorways, tight areas and loading zones.
  • Construction Workers must load and unload supplies to a job site before beginning long days of work.
  • Nurses who do shift work move and transport patients throughout their 10 to 12 hour shifts. The job also demands repetitive motions such as kneeling, squatting, pushing, and pulling.
  • Firefighters handle heavy and bulky equipment they may need to haul with them into a fire or emergency scenario such as a car crash or forest fire.


What can be done at the workplace?


  • Utilize certified professionals including: ergonomists, kinesiologists, athletic trainers/therapists, strength and conditioning specialists. These professionals can create specialized programs for your employees based on the demands of the job.
  • Implement a proper warmup and cooldown routine.
  • Ensure employees are using proper mechanics and techniques at the workplace.
  • Implement pre-employment fitness to work testing, functional capacity evaluations and other testing to ensure the worker is conditioned for place of employment. 


Just as athletes take care of their bodies to enhance their performance and reduce injuries on the playing field, Industrial Athletes can produce similar results on the jobsite and in their day-to-day lives. Even office workers who spend countless hours behind a computer desk are extremely prone to overuse injuries that can lead to tendonitis or sprains and strains. Frequent micro breaks, stretching and strengthening are of great importance to reduce injuries for these individuals.