On Tuesday, Mayo Clinic and Athletes' Performance signed a letter of intent to begin a collaboration on advancing proactive health and sports performance.
The collaboration will benefit patients in areas of research and development, integrated performance solutions, advanced diagnostics, access to leading specialists and the complete continuum of quality health and sports medicine care
Clients of Athletes' Performance will have access to Mayo Clinic Experts, including the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and specialists in areas such as orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation and internal medicine, among others.
Starting this summer, Athletes' Performance will being working with Mayo Clinic physicians to assists patients who have experienced sports-related injury by providing access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment programs, performance solutions, and training for injury prevention.
"We are excited about the potential of this relationship," said Dr. David Dodick, neurologist and director of Mayo Clinic in Arizona's Comprehensive Concussion Program in a release. "This represents two organizations with a shared vision coming together to provide comprehensive health and wellness services to ensure that Mayo patients and Athletes' Performance clients achieve their optimal health and performance goals."
Dan Burns, CEO of Athletes' Performance, was also excited to announce the agreement.
"We are honored that Mayo Clinic has selected us as a human performance partner," he said in a release. "This partnership combines Athletes' Performance's integrated human performance solutions with Mayo Clinic's world-renowned medical care, research and health education to provide a comprehensive, proactive approach to health, wellness and human performance. Our work together will impact the lives of athletes, individuals committed to their proactive health, military personnel, and Mayo Clinic patients around the globe."
Both organizations also plan to create research projects and educational campaigns based on health and wellness, performance training and the prevention and treatment of concussion and other sports-related injuries.