COMPREHENSIVE WARRIOR CARE
MARCH 31, 2011
WHAT DOES THE CRCC DO?
The CRCC gives the best possible care toour marines, sailors, and ISAF counterparts andreturns them to duty in the most e
cient, safemanner. This includes:•Concussion Care•Sports Medicine•Family Medicine•Mental Health•Physical Therapy •Occupation Therapy •Manipulation•AcupunctureWe provide our warriors with currentevidence
based care like ANAM testing,occupational and physical therapies,psychological evaluations and awareness training on things like sleep hygiene, acupuncture,counseling, home exercise based programs, andeducation all geared toward returning thatwarrior to duty as soon as possible in the safestmanner .Our Family and Sports Medicine physiciansare the foundation of the group utilizing a holistic approach. They identify any outlierswith co morbid conditions and treat accordingly.Our Sports Medicine Docs also o
er nonoperative muscle skeletal care. They alsoconduct trend analysis and research which willshape the future by establishing new protocols.These physicians spearhead training in themanagement of concussion and heat injury forother providers in theater.Our Mental Health specialists work with thewarriors to identify early PTSD and/orunderlying mood disorders, as well as developing coping and healing activities using group therapy sessions, sleep hygiene education, and cognitivebehavior therapy The OT/PT work in tandem with our teamproviding vestibular rehabilitation for concussedpatients as well as customized splinting forupper extremity injuries. Physical Therapy provides evaluations for co
morbidmusculoskeletal conditions associated withconcussion, like cervical neck strain.The sta
corpsman help bring all thistogether providing ﬁrst line contact with ourwarriors and directly assisting the providers incheck
in, assessment, evaluation, testing, andfollow up.
WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
The CRCC is a proof of concept of specialized care in the ﬁeld and is observing trends that may mold and shape the way we dobusiness in the future.We are compiling an extensive amount of data on ALL concussed patients
so we may answer critical questions onthe recovery and prognosis of our woundedwarriors; for example, can we identify high riskpatients and place them in a low risk MOS?A dedicated research psychologist assignedfrom the in
theater research team is currently leading the e
ort in this data collection andanalysis.The CRCC is developing an extended carefacility to house concussed warriors, providing an ideal living environment in the ﬁeld tomaximize their recovery and return to full duty.
CHAIN OF COMMANDThe CRCC is led by CDR Earl Frantz, MC, USN under CDR Christensen, MSC, USN,CO Alpha Surgical Co. The CRCC is located near 2nd Maintenance BN, CLR
25 in the 2ndMLG Compound, Camp Leatherneck.