The Mayo Clinic and Athletes’ Performance (http://www.athletesperformance.com/) announced this week that they have signed a letter of intent to partner in advancing proactive health and sports performance. The collaboration will include research and development, integrated performance solutions, advanced diagnostics, access to leading specialists, and the complete continuum of quality health and sports medicine care.
Concussions are a prime target for the collaboration as Athletes’ Performance will help Mayo Clinic physicians in Arizona “serve patients who have experienced a concussion or other sports-related injury, providing access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment programs, world class performance solutions and injury prevention training.”
Dan Burns, CEO of Athletes’ Performance added that the 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.”
Beginning in 2014, Athletes’ Performance’s team of performance specialists will deliver human performance programs in Mayo Clinic’s recently announced Sports Medicine Center expansion in Rochester, Minn. The Center will focus on, among other things, concussion research.
Athletes’ Performance is known “as the premiere training organization for elite athletes and elite military operators, as well as a leader in applied research and innovation to advance human performance,” according to a joint press release. “Athletes’ Performance offers programs and services for professional and amateur athletes, the military, and forward thinking corporations around the world.”
The two organizations also announced that they plan to initiate “collaborative research projects and educational campaigns around health and wellness, performance training and the prevention and treatment of concussion and other sports-related injuries.”