New $10M Sports Medicine Center in Allen Brings Together Injury Prevention, Treatment and Training

A new $10 million sports medicine and fitness facility at Texas Health's Allen campus will bring athletes, doctors and trainers to one location.The 31,000-square-foot facility will focus on the entire continuum of care for sports medicine, from prevention to treatment to rehabilitation. It will be the first hospital-based facility of its kind in North Texas, according to a statement from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.“We see this project as being a way to promote health and well being,” said hospital president Jared Shelton. “And really being able to touch people in their journey right here at home.The project, a collaboration between Texas Health Sports Medicine, Athlete Training and Health, and Allen Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will break ground Wednesday and is planned for completion next summer.“This project is truly centered on improving the health and well-being of the people in the Allen community, and doing it in a collaborative fashion that brings together the best of sports science and sports medicine,” Danny Cooper, chief strategy officer of Athlete Training and Health, said in a statement.The new facility joins an increased focus on community sports medicine in the North Texas region. Scottish Rite Children's Hospital opened a 345,000-square-foot sports medicine facility in Frisco last year specializing in orthopedics and injuries. Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star also focuses on sports medicine. Texas Health Allen is undergoing a $68 million expansion that will roughly double the hospital's size by 2020.  Continue reading...

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