Helping all in the Metro
By PrepsKC staff
Even if you haven’t been paying that close attention it is easy to see the impact the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at the University of Kansas Hospital is having all over the Metro.
Front and center is its work with the Chiefs and Royals as the official sports medicine provider for both professional teams. While keeping Lorenzo Cain and Alex Smith healthy are important to those teams and the thousands of fans across the Metro the impact of the Sports Medicine and Performance Center are felt in many other places.
At schools all across the Metro the Sports Medicine and Performance Center provides athletic training services along with sideline doctors. Not just for football but all other sports. In the Shawnee Mission School and Blue Valley districts these health professionals keep athletes healthy by avoiding injuring and recovering when those injuries take place.
Not only does the Sports Medicine and Performance Center have boots on the ground it has also partnered with PrepsKC to bring vital articles and videos to athletes of all ages and sizes. Each week there is new information on subjects from concussions to nutrition aimed to help all athletes.
“This is a fantastic partnership for PrepsKC, all athletes and fans of athletics in the Metro,” PrepsKC Managing Editor Dion Clisso said. “They are the premier place for sports injury prevention and recovery and they are willing to share their knowledge with everyone who needs it. The ability for the freshman football player to receive the same care as a Chiefs or Royals player is a fantastic benefit that isn’t available all over the country.
“We are thrilled to be able to help the Sports Medicine and Performance Center spread their knowledge and help to high school football players, coaches and fans in the Metro.”
Look for a new article from the Sports Medicine and Performance Centers every week during the season on PrepsKC.
For more sports medicine articles and information on the Sports Medicine & Performance Center at the University of Kansas Hospital, go to sportsmedicine.kumed.com or follow @KUSportsMed on twitter.
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