MedStar Health will provide sports medicine and physical therapy services at The St James, a 450,000-square-foot sports, wellness, and active entertainment facility scheduled to open in September 2018 in Fairfax County.

MedStar Health is reportedly the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, DC region.

“We’re excited to combine our best-in-class sports programming and high-performance training with MedStar’s market-leading and cutting-edge sports medicine services,” says Kendrick Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of The St James, in a media release from The St James.

Once it is operational in early 2019, the MedStar Health Center will provide physical therapy and sports medicine services, as well as a return-to-play program for athletes overcoming injury and testing programs to prevent ACL and thrower’s shoulder injuries, notes a media release from The St James.

“We are pleased to bring our specialized expertise in caring for athletes of all ages and skill levels to this new venue.  MedStar Health is a leader in making high quality health and medical services available in communities where people live, work and play, and this is the latest expression of our commitment,” states Stephen R.T. Evans, MD, MedStar’s executive vice president for Medical Affairs and chief medical officer.

The St James will offer sports such as ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse, baseball, squash, golf, basketball, volleyball, and swimming.

It will also offer complex-wide memberships, youth and adult sports developmental and training programs, individual instruction, personal training, and camps; and will host clinics, leagues, tournaments, showcases, and birthday parties.

[Source(s): The St James, PR Newswire]