A new sports medicine facility will open in Arlington next month in an effort to bring athletes, orthopedic surgeons, injury rehabilitation and performance training to one central location.
The 25,000-square foot facility is the result of a collaboration of Sideline Orthopedics and Sports, Texas Health Sports Medicine and Athlete Training and Health (ATH).
Upon the initial August opening, ATH will occupy 15,000 square feet of the space, with Texas Health Sports Medicine to utilize the other 10,000 square feet after their opening in the fall.
According to a Texas Health Sports Medicine news release, sports and recreation injuries account for more than 2.6 million visits to the ER. This new facility, located at 4401 Park Springs Blvd., hopes to help provide athletes with “access to highly skilled caregivers and trainers dedicated to returning healthy athletes to play.”
Athletes using the facility will have access to on-site orthopedic specialists, rehabilitation services and performance training.
The release stated that the Texas Health Sports Medicine rehabilitation team will operate as a department of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and will assist “individual athletes of all levels as well as teams, organizations, active adults in returning to an optimal playing level.”
“We’re excited about the improved coordination of care this comprehensive sports center allows us to provide for athletes,” said Blake Kretz, president at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, in the release. “This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to elevating the level of care for sports related injuries in one convenient package.”
Sideline Orthopedics’ orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lindsey Dietrich, who is also a member of the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial, will be working with the Texas Health Sports Medicine rehabilitation team as well.
“Being located on-site with rehabilitation and performance improvement services reassures me that the athletes I care for have direct access to high-quality services that will help them return to what they love doing most,” Dietrich said in the release. “It’s about their well-being and seeing them through the entire process.”
In addition to the rehabilitation team provided by Texas Health Sports Medicine, ATH will be providing coaches to help with performance training. The company hopes their collaboration in this new facility will “help athletes achieve their goals using data and science in a fun, athletic environment.”
“We are committed to motivating athletes to be the best version of themselves possible,” said Eric Kluft, vice president of Performance Administration at ATH, in the release. “Collaborating with Texas Health Sports Medicine gives us an opportunity to help athletes return to a level of performance necessary to play or enhance their abilities.”