University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and AthletiCo Begin Partnership
Physical and Occupational Therapy Provider to Support UWM’s Sports Medicine Department
Oak Brook, IL (Vocus) October 20, 2010
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Athletic Department and AthletiCo Physical and Occupational Therapy have entered into a partnership that will help support UWM’s Sports Medicine Department.
The announcement, which comes as the fall sports season swings into full gear, will provide AthletiCo with a way to present important health, fitness, and nutritional information to the residents of Milwaukee through radio and television broadcasts, venue displays, digital interaction, and in-game hospitality.
Meanwhile, AthletiCo will be supporting UWM’s Sports Medicine Program, which offers four-year degrees in both Athletic Training and Kinesiology, two very important foundations of AthletiCo’s physical therapy practice.
“Like all of our affiliates, UWM has a great history of athletics,” says Luis Rivera, PT, ATC, COMT, PES, and Facility Manager of AthletiCo Milwaukee Eastside. “And like UWM, AthletiCo’s success was founded on the principles of community partnership. We look forward to being part of the UWM family and supporting Panther Athletics.”
UWM’s Sports Medicine staff provides assistance to all 15 Division I varsity sports. Panther Athletics competes in the Horizon League and has won the league’s all-sports trophy five times in the last 10 years. In addition, UWM teams have won 83 Horizon League titles and appeared in 29 NCAA Tournaments since 1997.
“We are very excited about the partnership we have and will develop with AthletiCo in the years to come,” UWM Director of Sports Medicine John Ochsenwald, MS, ATC, LAT, said. “As the official physical therapy and occupational therapy sponsor, AthletiCo will be able to assist UWM athletes and students in many ways. The future is bright for AthletiCo and UWM.”
Since 1991, AthletiCo has been the proud provider of rehabilitation, fitness, and performance services to many professional teams, performing arts companies, endurance programs, golf associations, volleyball clubs, high schools, colleges, and events in Chicagoland and Central Illinois. AthletiCo’s first Wisconsin location opened in Milwaukee in December 2009.
AthletiCo provides orthopedic rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy, work rehabilitation, performing arts rehabilitation, women’s health therapy, spine control, pediatric physical therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training. Expanded services include performance enhancement, fitness center memberships, golf fitness, endurance, nutrition, and massage therapy.
AthletiCo accepts all indemnity, PPO, POS, and WC plans including BC/BS, Humana, Medicare, Aetna (PPO/HMO), PHCS, UHC (PPO.HMO) and many others. As a courtesy to our patients, we verify insurance coverage.
AthletiCo Toll-Free Injury Hotline 877-ATHLETICO (1-877-284-5384)
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