BOYDS, Md (April 7, 2016) – The Washington Spirit have signed a partnership with NovaCare Rehabilitation, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation, to be the exclusive provider of physical therapy, hand therapy, and athletic training services through the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season.
“NovaCare Rehabilitation’s clinical team has a terrific track record of treating athletes and we are excited about our new partnership with the Washington Spirit,” said Mr. Brian Hershberger, P.T., NovaCare Rehabilitation market manager. “Our primary goal is to optimize performance through injury prevention, conditioning and physical therapy services. We look forward to working with the Spirit in bringing the same results characterized by safety and performance to youth soccer and the local community. We are confident the Spirit will have a winning season with the help of our rehabilitation expertise.”
As part of the agreement, NovaCare Rehabilitation will provide the Washington Spirit with an athletic trainer, Mr. Pierre Soubrier, ATC, to cover team training sessions as well as home and away games during the 2016 season.
Mr. Soubrier also served as Head Athletic Trainer for the Spirit for the 2015 season.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with NovaCare Rehabilitation,” said Washington Spirit COO Ashlee Comber. “The expertise and resources that they bring in physical therapy will be invaluable to our pro players and all the athletes in our organization. A massive bonus is that we will be able to retain our Athletic Trainer (through NovaCare), Pierre, whom was an integral part of starting this relationship.”
NovaCare Rehabilitation offers more than 22 convenient locations and physical rehabilitation services throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit NovaCare Rehabilitation’s community website.
The Washington Spirit will begin its 2016 season on Saturday, April 16 at Maureen Hendricks Field at the Maryland SoccerPlex at 7:00 pm against the Boston Breakers. Be a part of the NWSL soccer experience by calling 301-337-8579 or visiting our website.
About NovaCare Rehabilitation
NovaCare Rehabilitation is part of the Select Medical outpatient division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation. Throughout the country, the Select Medical family of brands includes NovaCare Rehabilitation, Select Physical Therapy, Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), Saco Bay Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Kessler Rehabilitation Center, SSM Physical Therapy, Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Services, Emory Rehabilitation Outpatient Center and Physiotherapy Associates. Together, these brands comprise a national network of more than 1,600 centers in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The centers offer a wide range of general physical therapy services such as hand therapy, sports medicine and work injury prevention and management. Select Medical empowers its therapists by providing industry-leading continuing education opportunities. Select Medical’s outpatient division provides physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools and serves as the exclusive physical rehabilitation provider to several major U.S. corporations.