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October 17th, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, WELLSTRONG BRING PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPORTS REHAB CONCEPT TO 49ERS FIT IN SAN JOSE
Partnership adds third location by opening clinic within 49ers-branded fitness, recovery center while continuing to pursue partnerships for additional clinics in Northern California
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers and WellStrong medical services further expanded their physical therapy and sports rehab partnership with today’s announcement of a new clinic located within the 35,000-plus square 49ers Fit fitness and recovery center in San Jose. The dedicated, co-branded facility welcomes OrthoNorCal to operate what stands as the third 49ers Rehab and Performance Physical Therapy Center open to the public in Northern California.
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Grand Opening of 49ers Rehab and Performance Physical Therapy Center at 49ers Fit
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The 49ers Rehab and Performance Physical Therapy Center at 49ers Fit brings physical therapy and sports injury rehab to athletes and non-athletes seeking high quality care in Silicon Valley. The addition of OrthoNorCal and its experienced team of orthopedic specialists makes 49ers Fit the best-equipped physical therapy and rehab clinic in the Bay Area. In addition to the 40-yard indoor artificial turf area available for rehab drills and workouts, 49ers Fit already features an innovative recovery lounge featuring cryotherapy, NormaTec compression sleeves, hydromassages, and treatments delivered by the industry’s leading experts.
“We are committed to delivering the 49ers brand to our fans through innovative partnerships and initiatives such as the pairing of WellStrong and 49ers Fit, a natural pairing that will provide unmatched facilities and care for our customers,” said Paraag Marathe, President of 49ers Enterprises. “Combining the expertise of the OrthoNorCal physicians with the professional grade training and recovery equipment at 49ers Fit makes our facility the most comprehensive rehab and recovery center for athletes of all levels in the Bay Area.”
“Even the most finely tuned athletes get aches, pains, and tweaked muscles so couldn’t be more excited to welcome OrthoNorCal into 49ers Fit to add their expertise to the recovery equipment that we already have in the gym,” said Jeremy Piamonte, 49ers Fit general manager. “We’ve had already designed 49ers Fit to be a full-service fitness and recovery center and with the addition of these orthopedic specialists we really have something no other facility can match.”
The partnership between the 49ers and WellStrong launched in September 2017 with the opening of the first 49ers-branded physical therapy and sports rehabilitation center at 12 Upper Ragsdale Drive in Monterey, a collaboration with Monterey Spine & Joint. That successful collaboration led to the opening of a second overall location in January 2019, the group’s first in San Jose, located at 550 S. Winchester Boulevard. All three facilities are fully operational and taking patients five days a week, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“WellStrong was founded on the belief that everyday athletes should have the ability to obtain professional athlete level care, and we are thrilled to see this idea grow with opening our third location,” explained Scott Leggett, cofounder of WellStrong. “49ers Fit in San Jose is ideal as it provides convenient access to our physical therapy and rehabilitation services for an already active community.”
WellStrong is an innovator in medical management services including orthopedic, sports physical therapy, wellness, and prevention. At each if the three state-of-the-art, 49ers-branded physical therapy and sports rehabilitation facilities, WellStrong’s licensed physicians, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, and medical assistants operate having received cross-training and ‘best practice’ education from experienced 49ers team members.
Through the opening of these clinics, 49ers and WellStrong are providing the general public with access to professional athlete-quality physical therapy and rehabilitative care provided by licensed physicians and therapists. These certified practitioners have access to the best practices and experience of the athletic training and strength and conditioning professionals from the 49ers, with the opportunity to visit 49ers training camp to learn from the pros.
“We are very excited to partner with WellStrong and the 49ers to meet our patients’ PT needs,” said Nathaniel P. Cohen, MD Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery, President of OrthoNorCal. “WellStrong’s experience and their dedication to patient care are impressive. The 49ers history of innovation in sports performance is legendary. They match our commitment to outstanding patient care.”
The orthopedic surgeons of OrthoNorCal are specially trained to treat a multitude of orthopedic conditions of the bone, joint, and muscle. OrthoNorCal’s San Jose location at 49ers Fit stands as their fifth following locations in four major areas in Northern California – Capitola, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Watsonville.
Featuring state-of-the-art equipment like that used by the San Francisco 49ers, 49ers Fit is a 36,500 square foot fitness and recovery center that boasts a 100-foot 49ers turf for functional and group training, cardio and strength training, yoga, cycling and group fitness studios, recovery lounge, kids room and more. Our elite staff of personal trainers is equipped to customize a game plan to achieve your fitness goals. Our dynamic team is comprised of fitness specialists across all disciplines. Let us help you get game day ready by visiting 49erFit.com or by calling 844-49ER-FIT or 408-412-8130 for the physical therapy and rehab clinic.
OrthoNotCal Orthopedic Specialists provide their patients with the highest level of care and compassion in a personalized setting, while helping them get back to what’s most important. OrthoNorCal has four state-of-the-art office locations, our doctors see patients in Capitola, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill and Watsonville. OrthoNorCal offers specialists to cover surgical and non-surgical expertise for all areas of the body as well as imaging experts and worker’s compensation and occupational health specialists. Additional information is available at OrthoNorCal.com.
WellStrong strives to add value to its patients, physicians, and partners. WellStrong and its affiliates are driven to provide professional athlete-level care through its experienced team, cutting-edge technology, and facilities. WellStrong’s belief is that movement is medicine, and its goal is to help individuals achieve their highest level of performance. A partnership between WellStrong and the San Francisco 49ers was formed in September 2017 to provide professional-athlete level treatment and prevention for sports-related injuries at affordable prices. Additional information is available at WellStrong.com.
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