As a result of grants from The Colorado Health Foundation and Medicaid, the resistance training department in cooperation with the athletic training department has been able to purchase functional training tools and equipment.
This functional training / athletic training capability between the two departments has allowed us to do preventative (prehab) protocols to help limit and even decrease the chances of severe injuries in our athletic teams as well as our general student population. In addition, these items allow us to deal with injuries and provide top quality rehab to get those student / athletes back to normal activity.
Without the opportunity to purchase such items, our efforts to limit / prevent such injury would be inherently difficult. We as a cooperating unit have seen a welcome decrease in our Lower Extremity injuries such as Knee ligament strain, ACL and ankle issues specifically.