Hyperice Inc, a recovery and performance technology brand that specializes in vibration and percussion fitness devices, announces it will collaborate with Select Medical to offer sports medicine programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of esports athletes.

As part of the relationship, the two companies will also co-brand and launch esports Wellness Pods. Located in Select Medical outpatient rehabilitation centers, the pods feature gamer-specific performance protocols designed to help athletes train, rehabilitate, and recover. The first two wellness pods are expected to be available in August 2019, according to a media release from Hyperice.

“As the esports space continues to grow rapidly, so does the demand for solutions that can help improve performance, health, and career longevity,” says Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice, in the release.

“This exciting collaboration addresses the need to help esports athletes perform at the highest levels for the longest period of time. The combination of our technology and Select Medical’s clinical leadership will help create innovative wellness solutions for athletes, industry wide.”

In addition to operating 1,600 outpatient rehabilitation centers nationwide, Select Medical holds more than 500 athletic training contracts with professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to offer our advanced sports medicine expertise to the emerging esports athlete,” states Michael Collins, vice president of sports medicine at Select Medical, in the release.

“We are excited to work with Hyperice to deliver an evidence-based, technology-driven program designed to keep esports athletes in the game and playing their best.”

[Source(s): Hyperice Inc, GlobeNewswire]