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Protectors Shield Preventative Services

Health Consultant in Utah
8831 S Redwood Road, Suite C3, West Jordan, UT
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The tale of two service members:   

  Unshielded Sargent
               Sgt. Stone always knew a horrible day like this was a possibility.  But even though he expected it, he was not prepared for getting shot and also seeing his friend die in front of him.  Sure, he had some education that is given to everyone in his profession, but with how intense his emotions were, he couldn’t remember any of the lectures he received when he first joined the force.  Flashbacks were the only thoughts that seemed to stay in his mind. The symptoms of trauma barely decreased, even with time.  He could not shake that image out of his head.  He struggled in physical therapy.  It was hard to find motivation and he seemed to only be able to focus on the pain.  He eventually returned to work, but he could not find any satisfaction with it.  Since it was a constant reminder of his friend’s death, he eventually left his career he used to love.  The nightmares didn’t go away, and the physical pain became chronic.  Sgt Stone was never able to fully recover.     

  Protected Protector 
  Sgt. Stone always knew he could see this day.   But his company not only provided education, they had implemented Protector’s Shield’s program to prepare him.  The death of his best friend and the injury were still unexpected, but so is every tragedy.  We don’t wear a seat belt because we plan to be in a tragedy, we wear one for the unexpected.  For this reason,  Protector's Shield had trained Sgt Stone's body and mind to protect himself from this unexpected day.  He developed mental and physical habits that were fresh and ready to help him for a day we hope never happens. 
The symptoms of trauma still existed (they always do).  He had occasional flash backs, but his trained reaction from the program was able to help him ground himself back to the present.  Once grounded, he was able to find reasons and acceptance of the trauma, and the trauma became a positive motivator for Sgt. Stone to improve his own life.  This was a huge motivator for him in physical therapy.  His body also had a head start in physical therapy because he was able to keep himself in shape before the incident and he was able to recover completely and return to work without any restrictions.  He was able to completely recover – both physically and emotionally.  
    THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE OUTCOME WAS THE PROGRAM USED BEFORE THE TRAGEDY.

Mission Statement:   
            “Military, First Responders, and other professionals who put themselves in harm’s way are the first line of defense and make that sacrifice to protect us.  But by sacrificing for the good of society, they experience more trauma so the general population doesn’t have to.  Our goal is to give back by providing the most efficient trauma prevention and mental and physical resiliency program to those who serve our community and country.  Protector's Shield goal is not only to help save the lives of those who serve us, but help them to save lives of those they serve by improving their overall performance and satisfaction in their career.” 

Protector’s Shield is a trauma prevention program designed by clinical professionals to reduce the risk of TBI, PTSD, and permanent injuries associated with a traumatic event.  It also helps High-risk businesses improve work satisfaction, reduce on-the-job injuries and improve employee retention.

Differentiation of Protector’s Shield.   Protector’s Shield is not a typical exercise or wellness program.  Any exercise program can help improve your body, but this program was designed by clinical professionals specifically to help reduce the risk of injury.  Though good at improving general health, fitness professionals do not have the expertise to accurately create a personalized program to prevent specific injuries.  
             Protector’s Shield is not a one-size-fits-all program.  We understand that each person is different.  We each have different backgrounds, problems, and solutions.  Protector’s Shield understands that.  Each participant receives their own personalized preventative program to maximize their chance of success. 
                Protector’s Shield combines the most effective clinical techniques for both the mind and body.  By combining these two areas and also focusing on the more effective route of preventing an injury over recovering from one, Protector’s Shield’s program can be up to ten times more effective than other programs! 

How Protector’s Shield can improve the companies of those who serve: 
  1.      For every dollar invested into a health program like Protector’s Shield, your business can save on average of three dollars on annual medical expenses. Which include: 
  1.      28% less sick leave  
2.      Up to 68% reduced risk of on the job injury
  3.      19% reduction of absences 
  4.      A company would save $1,400 per year per person just from less absences (with the average income of $50,000 per year)   

  2.      These companies can see improvements as seen by: 
  1.      40% improvement of productivity. 
  2.      16% higher retention.

3.      Along with benefits that go beyond on the job: 
  1.      23% reduced risk of suicidal ideation 
  2.      Over 50% reduction of any current mental health issue. 
  3.      5 times less likely to have a head injury turn into TBI 
  4.      4 times less likely to have a trauma develop into PTSD

Remember: It is 3 times easier to prevent a problem as it is to solve it.



Military Problems 
  New recruits 
1.      80% of applicants are turned down. 
2.      Cost of training a soldier: $150,000 
 3.      Preparatory Fitness training programs that don’t incorporate mental health did little to improve attrition rates. 
 4.      Fail rate of soldiers going through basic training. 12% 
5.      Military recruits an average of 100,000 people per year 
6.      Recruits who are not prepared physically and emotionally cost the military 1.8 billion dollars every year. 
7.      60% of women and 27% of men are injured during basic training 
  8.      The military spends 1.1 billion dollars per year to treat problems related to obesity and overweight. 
  9.      60% of those who fail out of basic training do so because of the lack of mental strength. 
  10.  37% fail basic training for injuries  
11.  Anxiety and adjustment disorder are the most common reason soldiers seek out psychiatric care

Military Discharges 
  1.      Around 10% of active duty soldiers are medically not deployable due to being on profile for a muscular skeletal injury.  
2.      Load carriage is a leading cause of injuries while deployed 
  3.      25% of enlistees fail to finish their contract 
  4.      10% are less-than-honorable discharges 
5.      53% of those incarcerated for 10+ years at the military prison, Leavenworth, have been deployed to a combat zone. 
  6.      Someone diagnosed with PTSD was 11 times more likely to receive a less-than honorable discharge and receive no care for PTSD 
  7.      An unhealthy soldier is 1.5 times as likely to get injured in combat 
  8.      Soldier are at most risk for suicide the first year out of the military.

Predominance of mental health issues of service members 
1.      20% of all veterans are diagnosed with PTSD 
  2.      Up to 15% of casualties in the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq were the result of suicidal behavior and completed suicide. 
  3.      23% of soldiers who completed suicide and 44% of those who attempted suicide had received outpatient therapy during the prior month. 

Military solutions from Protector’s Shield               
On top of reducing all the aforementioned statistics and the general benefit in the “Productivity Stats.”  The military can specifically benefit from Protector’s Shield by: 
  1.      Reduce the risk of failing basic training by 63% 
  2.      Up to 68% reduced risk of on the job injury 
  3.      19% reduction of absences 
  4.      16% higher retention.

First responders and police Problems 1.      Up to 85% of first responders experience mental health issues 
  2.      1/3 are formally diagnosed with PTSD or depression 
  3.      80-90% of first responders experience trauma. 
  4.      10x more likely to attempt suicide than general population. 
  5.      5x higher symptoms of depression and PTSD 
  6.      10% of first responders are not at work due to an injury (costing the average company $5000 per person every year). 
  7.      50% are forced to retire early because of an injury. 
  8.      51% of resignations occur are officers within the first 2 years showing a poor resiliency issues. 
  9.      10% turnover rate in 5 years 
  10.  It costs $50,000-$100,000 to train a new recruit. 
  11.  10% to 33% fail out rate of police academy. 
  12.  1 in 10 of police officers are assaulted on the job every year.

First Responder Solutions from Protector’s Shield
On top of reducing all the aforementioned statistics and the general benefit in the “Productivity Stats.”  The military can specifically benefit from Protector’s Shield by: 
  1.      Improve Shooting Accuracy, self-defense, and communication in a stressful situation by 10-17% 
  2.      Reduce the risk of mis-identifying a threat. 
  3.      Increase suspect cooperation. 
  4.      Reduces the risk of making decisions that can lead to disciplinary actions by 50%. 
  5.      Improve public image 
  6.      Reduce spending cost by 16% for recruitment.  Also Reducing the risk of dropping out and/or failing police academy. 
  7.      Reduce the risk of on-the-job injury by 68%



Bio: ·
       Nathan Pond, CMHC, CPT   Clinical mental health Counselor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Prevention Specialist.  Also, a mental health therapist and owner of:   http://www.xlr8therapy.com   Nathan is also a US Army Veteran and Military Policeman.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Psychology and a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.  Nate has always been a fitness enthusiast.  He played college soccer all four years of college and was a captain for three of those years.  He has set NCAA records in goalkeeping, was voted as player of the year, he even had opportunities to tryout professionally.  Nate also enjoys writing, archery, and everything outdoors.

·         Derek Pond, PT, DPT, CSCS  Physical Therapist, Doctor in Physical Therapy, Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  Also, physical therapist and owner of:  https://cscphysicaltherapy.com   Derek is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, graduating from Western University of Health Sciences.  Derek earned his Bachelor’s from Utah Valley University in Biology with a Minor in Exercise Science and a Minor in Community Health Education.  Derek has additional training as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Niel Asher Technique, as well as training in vestibular rehab and balance.  In addition, Derek is a licensed Massage Therapist.  Derek is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).  

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