MECANICSBURG, Pennsylvania. and SALT LAKE CITY, 20 December 2021 / PRNewswire / – The PPA Tour is delighted to welcome Select Medical, the nation’s largest provider of physiotherapy, to the growing ranks of companies supporting the sport of pickleball. The partnership, which promises to be a big win for players and pickleball, will officially begin in January 2022 and will grant Select Medical the title of “Official Physiotherapy Partner” of the PPA Tour.
Select Medical provides physiotherapy services under 30 brands in more than 1,800 centers in 39 states and the District of Colombia. It also owns nearly 400 professional, college and high school athletic partnerships across the country, providing clinical excellence and cutting-edge treatments to help prevent and treat athlete injuries at all levels of play.
“Select Medical’s expertise in sports-related prevention, treatment and return to play makes them the ideal choice to increase the Pro Tour and serve our athletes,” said Connor pardoe, commissioner of the APP. “We are delighted to welcome them both on site for our 2022 tournament schedule and professional pickleball in general.”
Pickleball has become the fastest growing sport in America and represents a very diverse demographic of players. The age distribution of players means that the type of injuries players experience, manage, and deal with can vary widely.
“We are delighted to be named the official physiotherapy partner of the PPA Tour,” said David chernow, President and CEO of Select Medical. “The depth of our national sports medicine program combined with our network of 1,800 centers is perfectly suited to meet the growing demands of pickleball players of all ages seeking to achieve peak performance or recover from injury so that they can they can return to the field. ”
The next season of the PPA Tour, which starts 25 January 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature Select Medical’s physiotherapists and athletic trainers at 20 tournaments throughout the year. These licensed clinicians will be on hand to provide physiotherapy services to tour athletes as well as educate players and fans on proper body movements, continued flexibility and injury recovery.
Through new broadcast deals with powerhouses like FOX Sports, Tennis Channel, CBS Sports and ESPN +, the PPA Tour hopes to garner over half a million total viewers for each event in 2022 and welcome more a quarter of a million fans there. .
To learn more about Select Medical, its physiotherapy services and family of outpatient rehabilitation brands, visit www.selectphysicaltherapy.com/why-choose-us/.
ABOUT THE PPA TOUR:
The Professional Pickleball Association is the professional tour of the sport of pickleball, hosting events and rankings for the world’s top male and female pickleball players and awarding over $ 2.5 million in annual scholarships. With more than 20 events in 2022 at world-class facilities like the Linder Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati and the Aviva Center in Toronto, the PPA Tour is the leading provider of professional and amateur events. PPA Tour broadcast partners include FOX Sports, Tennis Channel, CBS Sports, and ESPN. Founded in 2018 and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, the PPA Tour offers an unparalleled experience for all, inviting players to compete and “play where the pros play”, as well as offering unparalleled venues, food / drink, live DJ entertainment, VIP experiences, gifts and games, meetings of professional players. and-greetings, shopping, vendors, and more. For more information, visit www.ppatour.com.
ABOUT SELECT MEDICAL:
From September 30, 2021, Select Medical has operated 100 critical illness rehabilitation hospitals in 28 states, 30 rehabilitation hospitals in 12 states, and 1,850 outpatient rehabilitation clinics in 39 states and the District of Colombia. Concentra, a subsidiary of Select Medical, operated 519 occupational health centers in 41 states. Concentra also provides contractual services on employer sites. From September 30, 2021, Select Medical had operations in 46 states and the District of Colombia. Information on Select Medical is available at www.selectmedical.com.
Select Medical: Shelly eckenroth, [email protected] or 717-920-4035
PPA Tour: Hannah johns, [email protected] or 301-232-7485
SOURCE Select Medical Corporation