Sports Made Personal (SMP) and Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy (Ivy) announce a new sports medicine partnership in the near north Chicago suburbs.
As part of the partnership, Ivy will provide physical therapy and athletic training services to the athletes who participate in youth lacrosse and soccer for SMP, including FC United SC, FCU Development Academy, Trevian SC, and Team One Lacrosse. In addition, Ivy Rehab will be designated as the “Official Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Provider of SMP.”

“Our partnership with Ivy will allow all of our athletes, at any given moment, to have access to the highest quality of sports medicine services to assist in their recovery from injuries as well as maximizing their performance and development in conjunction with our best-in-class coaching and player development,” says David Roth, SMP’s executive director, in a media release.

“The partnership between Ivy Rehab and SMP is groundbreaking for Ivy,” states Jeremy VanDevender, Ivy’s chief development officer, in the release. “We will be providing a full-time athletic trainer who will be solely dedicated to the SMP athletes and club leadership, as well as a licensed physical therapist who will be on-site to support the recovery needs of injured athletes. Together our team of expert clinicians, alongside SMP’s leadership, will be focused on injury prevention, wellness, return to play and the overall health of the SMP community of athletes, their families and all of the staff at SMP.”

Eric Glow, Ivy’s VP of operations for the Midwest, adds, “Something that we expect for the parents of SMP athletes to recognize as our partnership kicks off with the new fall season is the number of points of contact that we will provide to their kids. We are dedicated to their education, injury prevention, and working alongside SMP to provide a world-class experience for youth athletes that encompasses a focus on health, wellness and optimizing performance for each player.”

“This is more than just a sponsorship,” comments SMP’s Baer Fischer. “The fact that our players will have access to an athletic trainer and team of experienced and dedicated physical therapists for both preventative measures, as well as recovery from injury, is something that we are really excited to offer to our players and their families alongside Ivy.”

[Source(s): Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy, PR Newswire]