REDUCE INJURY RISK. DECREASE RECOVERY TIME.

Tactical
Sports
Medicine

In my line of work, I put my body on the line everyday. SCU helps me prevent injury, and to bounce back faster.

Fit For Duty.
Fit For Life.

Meet the physical demands of your tactical role—whether military, law enforcement, fire and rescue, or emergency response. SCU’s Tactical Sports Medicine | Tactical Strength and Conditioning program treats current injuries faster, reduces risk of future injuries, and improves your overall health and performance.

SCU’s integrative Sports Tactical team delivers healthcare and strength and conditioning specific to your tactical role. The team is composed of carefully selected multidisciplinary doctors and tactical strength and conditioning professionals. Their skills, knowledge, and experience help tactical operators create better health outcomes and greater satisfaction while at decreasing overall costs. Because no one calls 911 on a good day.

THE VALUE OF TACTICAL OPTIMIZATION:

  • Reduce Worker’s Compensation Costs
  • Prevent and Decrease Sick Time
  • Reduce Modified Duty and Time Off
  • Prevent Future Injuries
  • Maximize Overall Health

Sports Tactical Services:

The expertise you need for your tactical or athletic success.

  • Pre- and Post-Employment Physical Examinations
  • Academy Physical Training Program
  • Tactical Education
    • Lecture and/or hands on

  • App-Based Training, Rehab, and Conditioning Programs
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Injury Prevention and Conditioning
    • Alter G treadmill
    • Cardiovascular and VO2 max testing
    • Biomechanical analysis

Tactical Expertise

Select a tactical expertise below and discover more to the right.

  • Tactical Sports Medicine

    Tactical Sports Medicine

    Have you ever wondered how professional athletes recover so quickly after an injury? Professional athletes have immediate access to top-tier healthcare teams who accurately diagnose the problem and begin rehab within hours of the injury. SCU’s Tactical Sports Medicine department uses this same approach, within the occupational medicine framework, with those serving in tactical roles.

  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning

    Tactical Strength and Conditioning

    A branch of strength and conditioning that focuses on the needs of tactical populations. Preparing to enter these fields, or returning to work after an injury requires special attention to preparedness for the tasks involved.

  • Human Performance Optimization

    Human Performance Optimization

    A term coined by the military that refers to the combined fields of tactical sports medicine and tactical strength and conditioning.

  • Occupational Medicine

    Occupational Medicine

    For those who have injuries in the work environment, offering the same speed and method of care for an office worker with carpal tunnel syndrome as it does for a deputy sheriff or a firefighter.

  • Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine

    When athletes are injured, Sports Medicine is responsible for care, fast and accurate diagnosis, a management plan for “return to play.” This is also applicable to the tactical population as there is need for speed of care and rapid return to work management.

Meet Our
Tactical Doctors.

Joseph Horrigan, D.C., DACBSP

Executive Director, Tactical Sports Medicine

Michael Fanning, D.C., DACBSP, CSCS

Tactical Sports Medicine Clinician

Joseph Houde, D.C., DACBSP, CSCS

Tactical Sports Medicine Clinician

David Velasquez, D.C., CSCS

Tactical Sports Medicine Clinician

John Hofman, M.S., CSCS, TSAC-F

Director, Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Vanessa Smith, DACM, L.Ac.

Assistant Professor

Tomy Ton, D.C., DACBSP

Mahealani Schreindorfer, D.C.

Clinician

Joseph Horrigan, D.C., DACBSP

Executive Director, Tactical Sports Medicine

Michael Fanning, D.C., DACBSP, CSCS

Tactical Sports Medicine Clinician

Joseph Houde, D.C., DACBSP, CSCS

Tactical Sports Medicine Clinician

David Velasquez, D.C., CSCS

Tactical Sports Medicine Clinician

John Hofman, M.S., CSCS, TSAC-F

Director, Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Vanessa Smith, DACM, L.Ac.

Assistant Professor

Tomy Ton, D.C., DACBSP

Mahealani Schreindorfer, D.C.

Clinician

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