Posted originally on Mayo Clinic News Network
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic will open its state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center expansion at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center on May 5. The new space includes multiple playing surfaces, such as hardwood for basketball and volleyball, artificial grass for turf sports, artificial ice for hockey, and specialized lifting platforms.
“Whether you are an elite, professional athlete or a ‘weekend warrior,’ we are able to develop programs to fit all athletes’ needs,” says Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. “We have long had world-renowned experts in all areas of sports medicine, but through our expansion here in Rochester and our new facility being developed in downtown Minneapolis, we have the increased resources to meet growing demand.”
The new space offers performance solution programs, including hockey, golf, running, baseball/softball, anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention, return-to-sport, and EXOS training. The programs begin with individualized assessment and are then tailored to meet individual needs, regardless of age or level of athletic achievement.
“Active children become active adults, so we take great pride in serving people of all ages to achieve their sports performance and fitness needs,” says Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. “Our team of physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and strength and conditioning specialists will help prevent injury, refine skills and speed recovery so people can spend more time doing what they love at the highest level possible.”
Mayo Clinic is a global leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries. Training capabilities in the new space are enhanced through collaboration with EXOS, a premier training organization based on mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery. Mayo Clinic and EXOS staff will work together to deliver sports medical care and human performance training solutions.
Mayo Clinic recently announced a collaboration with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx to be the preferred medical provider for the teams and to open a new Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center facility in the new Mayo Clinic Square, formerly “Block E,” in downtown Minneapolis.
Together with the new Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center personnel will be available during a public open house at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.