Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

December 15, 2011 16:00 ET

Gerry Townend, Daniel Alfredsson Open The Sports Medicine Centre at the Bell Senplex

Complex to offer professional-grade athletic treatment to Ottawa community

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2011) - Gerry Townend, head athletic therapist for the Ottawa Senators Hockey club, along with Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, announced today the opening of the Sports Medicine Centre at the Bell Sensplex. Catering to all age groups, levels of activity and types of pain, injury or dysfunction, The Sports Medicine Centre offers athletic therapy, strength and conditioning, massage therapy, chiropractic and retail goods such as braces and exercise equipment to the Ottawa community.

With a staff featuring individuals with more than 25 years experience treating professional athletes in the National Hockey League, Canadian Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, The Sports Medicine Centre will offer professional-grade athletic therapy and treatment to the Ottawa community.

"In our profession, the goal is always to help people recover from injury," said owner Gerry Townend. "We feel we have assembled an unparalleled staff of therapists and fitness professionals that will allow us to offer the general public the same type of detailed, cutting-edge treatment that is available to professional athletes in all disciplines."

"I have benefitted from the opportunity to receive treatment from professionals like Gerry who have allowed me to recover from injury and maintain a high level of fitness throughout my entire career," said Alfredsson. "I'm excited to be part of a project like this that will allow many others in our community to receive the same type of quality treatment and care that will enable them to maintain a higher quality of life."

From preventative maintenance to injury rehabilititation, The Sports Medicine Centre provides a number of comprehensive services in one multi-disciplinary location. The certified staff of therapists and trainers will be able to provide a myriad of services, including registered massage therapy, active release techniques (certified A.R.T.), acupuncture, cranio sacral therapy (C.N.S.), MVA/whiplash injury, WSIB claims, TPi certified (golf bio-mechanic analysis), biotonix postural correction, chiropractic, sports injury rehabilitation, repetitive/cumulative strain injury, post-surgical recovery, chronic fatigue/pain syndromes, joint pain/arthritic conditions, kinesio taping, orthotic prescription, pre- and post-natal care, chiropractic care for children, post-surgical breast conditions, wellness and preventative care and lymphatic drainage techniques.

The Sports Medicine Centre is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those interested in booking appointments are asked to call the centre directly at 613-591-3939.

For more information on the Sports Medicine Centre, please visit their website at

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