Military Fitness

Military Fitness

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PSP Reconditioning Program

The PSP Reconditioning Program supports Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members as they recover from illness or injury through customized exercise, training plans, and access to sports. The Program is designed to help members as they recover, support them in returning to active duty, and improve their quality of life as quickly and safely as possible.
 
The PSP Reconditioning Program builds upon the principles established by the CF Health and Physical Fitness Strategy – a roadmap for improving the fitness of the CF as a whole – and the individualized care for the ill and injured provided through both Bases and Wings (B/W) Transition Center and the CF Rehabilitation Program. The PSP Reconditioning Program works in partnership with CF Health Services, CAF Transition Group, Soldier On, and B/W CoC, all of whom provide dedicated support to soldiers recovering from illnesses and injuries. This shared approach ensures a seamless transition between physical rehabilitation and physical fitness reconditioning, which is crucial to developing personnel’s functional independence and returning to active duties.

Program Delivery
The PSP Reconditioning Program is delivered on CAF B/W by PSP Reconditioning staff who hold the Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification under the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CEP) and are trained to work with severely ill and injured personnel. The partnership between health and fitness professionals on each B/W ensures smooth transitions for personnel during all phases of recovery.  Each B/W program is overseen by their respective Reconditioning Manager or their Reconditioning Specialist. 
 
The PSP Reconditioning Program is a key piece of the CAF TG’s Return to Duty Program.  The network of PSP Reconditioning Program staff is available to support ill and injured personnel in CAF communities across the country and beyond. By providing customized fitness training plans, these specialists are able to support CAF members in regaining functional abilities, and work with them to achieve the high level of physical fitness required to be operationally ready and effective members of the military.
 
While the PSP Reconditioning Program provides seamless, consistent services, it is also designed to recognize that no two paths to recovery are the same, and there is no cookie cutter approach to regaining physical fitness. The PSP Reconditioning Program is flexible and adaptable to support each military member in achieving their personal fitness and health goals, and may include participation in health promotion activities, fitness training sessions, sports, recreation, Soldier On activities, and other community activities. Each plan takes into consideration the participant’s comfort level with different activities, physical capabilities, and access to equipment and programs on base as well as in the community.

Additional Information
For information regarding this program, please contact your local PSP staff through the "Your Community" tab.