The Beacon Orthopaedics Tactical Performance & Rehabilitation Program Providing care for those who protect and serve us.

At Beacon the Tactical Performance and Rehabilitation Program provides services to emergency medical personnel. The program is a comprehensive wellness and fitness program, modeled after a traditional sports medicine model, designed to meet the needs of first responders and emergency medical personnel. The program aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of first responders by providing them access to top-quality health and wellness care and maximizing their job performance.

Program Goals

Provide prompt access to healthcare providers and physicians

Enhance the delivery of clinical assessments, medical care, rehabilitation, re-conditioning, and injury prevention

Provide resources for additional wellness components: nutrition, stress reduction, concussion management & education, healthy lifestyle education, and implementation

Provide a more healthy and available workforce for the department, helping to improve overall morale

Beacon orthopedics team demonstrating rehabilitative strategies you can do at home to relieve pain.

Program Components

Screening and Prevention of Injuries

We perform physical fitness testing and assessments to identify at-risk individuals before issues escalate. Proactive screening helps employees reduce the risk of taking time off at a later date.

Work-Related Injury

We work with your workers compensation provider and follow departmental procedures following an on-duty incident to assist in expediting orthopedic care. We also provide follow-up care (rehabilitation) to assist the employee's return to work, including work conditioning.

Non-Work Related Injury

We serve as liaisons for your employees with our physicians. When off-duty injuries occur, and evaluations are necessary, we can do an assessment and determine a plan of care. The plan may include rehabilitation or a referral for further care with an orthopedic specialist.

Healthy Lifestyle Maintenance

We provide educational programming for your department on various topics, including nutrition, sleep, and mental health training.

Off to the races- Amberley Village police department complete a speed test while being led by Beacon Orthopedics community outreach program

Program Benefits

Expedited care to the Beacon’s physicians if the employee so chooses to utilize our physicians

Ability to continue working while receiving care – on-site care while working

Decreased time away from work due to injury – do not have to fill shifts

Improve employee availability and readiness for work

Reduction in progression of chronic conditions — reduced expense on worker's compensation claims and personal health insurance

Assist in retention of employees for staff continuity

Utilize program as a recruiting tool for future employees

Supporting Our Local First Responders

Beacon is proud to partner with many of our local municipal police and fire departments. The Beacon team is dedicated keeping our first responders healthy while providing assistance for quick recovery from injuries.

Amberley Village Police
Amberley Village Fire
Loveland, Ohio Police Department
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Hamilton Township Police
Hamilton County Police
Norwood Fire Department

The Beacon Tactical Performance Team

Josh True


Josh is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Nebraska Wesleyan University and went on to the University of Nebraska for his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Josh is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His additional certifications include various modalities of Functional Movement Systems, Graston Technique, Myofascial Decompression Treatment and Owen’s Recovery Science PBFR (Personalized Blood Flow Restriction), and CPR/AED. Josh is a member of the NATA, GLATA, OATA, GCATA, NSCA, and FMS. Josh has dedicated his career to helping people achieve greater wellness and regain function after injuries. He has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities, from middle schoolers to Olympians. Josh has also been a featured expert in Functional Rehabilitation and Progression at the local and state level. Josh lives in Loveland, Ohio, with his wife, Erika, and their three children.

Mark Keiser


Mark Keiser is a Certified Athletic Trainer and a part of the Beacon Bridge Program team, specializing in Beacon’s Baseball Throwing Program. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University and a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from East Carolina University. Mark is dedicated to helping athletes heal from injuries and optimize their performance. He has previously worked as a Minor League Athletic Trainer and was with the Kansas City Royals for several years, including 2015, for their World Series win. He is proud to see athletes he worked with progress from the minor to the major leagues. Mark holds a certification with Owen’s Recovery Science PBFR (Personalized Blood Flow Restriction) and CPR/AED. Mark is an Ohio native and currently resides in Covington, KY, with his wife Rachel and their children Blair and Barrett.

Zach Gjestvang


Zach Gjestvang is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and brings a wide range of knowledge and experience in injury rehabilitation, sports performance, and athlete development. Zach spent 16 seasons as a strength and conditioning coach with the Cincinnati Reds, supporting athletes from rookie ball through the Major Leagues. Zach earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University of Pennsylvania. Along with being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Zach holds certifications with StrongFirst Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor (SFG I), Functional Movement Systems (FMS Level 2), Functional Anatomy (FRC), Owen’s Recovery Science PBFR (Personalized Blood Flow Restriction) & CPR/AED certified. Zach lives with his wife, Andrea, and their two children in Anderson Township.

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