HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - April 25, 2013) - Houston Dynamo fans gathered on the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus to meet the players and the Methodist Sports Health team at an open house event recently for the new Methodist Center for Sports Medicine and its Human Performance Lab.
The Houston Dynamo players, cheerleaders and mascot, Diesel, signed autographs, took pictures and talked about soccer and staying fit. Families came out to enjoy the event, testing their kicking skills in the Houston Dynamo soccer tent, enjoying refreshments and giveaways, and touring the new center dedicated to athletes of all ages and level of play.
The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine team of board certified Primary Care Sports Medicine (PCSM) physicians and orthopedic and sports medicine specialists, along with the Methodist athletic trainers and rehabilitation therapists, answered questions about common sports injuries and staying in peak form.
"We are very excited about the center and the resource it represents to the community. Our new state-of-the-art human performance lab can help endurance athletes and active individuals get the most out of their training and improve performance," said Dr. Scott Rand, PCSM specialist and director of the human performance lab.
"Using the latest technology and research in exercise science, we are able to assess aerobic capacity, cardiorespiratory fitness, lactate threshold and metabolic function -- to develop a customized training plan for athletes and help everyday active people achieve better health. No other sports medicine center in the area can offer what we're able to offer here," added Rand.
Houston Dynamo player Alex Dixon performed a VO2 max test in the human performance lab -- one of the tests offered for athletes wanting to maximize training efforts. Directed by Dr. Rand and senior exercise physiologist Mark Morrison, Dixon performed the test as teammate Cam Weaver and his trainer observed and encouraged him on.
The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine at Willowbrook is part of Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Working together, the PCSM specialists Scott Rand MD, Christian Schupp MD, and Gregory Seelhoefer MD work with orthopedic colleagues Plinio Caldera MD, Travis Hanson MD, Korsh Jafarnia MD, Bruce Moseley MD, Hosun Hwang, MD
and John Seaberg MD -- and the certified athletic trainers and rehabilitation specialists to provide overall health resources in a single facility.
To learn more about the new sports medicine center or the Hot Topics Free Seminar series hosted by the physicians call 281.737.0999, or visit www.methodistorthopedics.com. The next Hot Topic features Drs. Rand and Seelhoefer -- focusing on head injuries and concussion management in sports. Call to reserve a spot, 281.737.2500. For the Human Performance Lab call, 281.737.0466. View Event Photos. Check us out on Facebook .
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women's & Children's Pavilion. And Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook has become the leader in orthopedic care in northwest Houston.
For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Willowbrook campus, visit www.methodistwillowbrook.com.
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