Partnership to bring next generation of sports medicine to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
Colorado Springs, CO and Marina del Rey, CA (PRWEB) November 9, 2009 -- The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center today officially announced a strategic partnership in which D.I.S.C. will become an Official Medical Services Provider through the 2012 Olympic Games. With this agreement D.I.S.C. will collaborate with the USOC sports medicine team to develop and implement a comprehensive sports medicine program with unmatched continuity of care to meet the medical needs of America’s greatest athletes.
“The addition of D.I.S.C. to the USOC’s sports medicine program is significant as we strive to provide first class, consistent medical care to America’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls,” said USOC Acting CEO Stephanie Streeter. “With D.I.S.C. as Team USA’s partner, we will be able to provide world class surgical care as well as state of the art rehabilitation and preventive care services to keep athletes in the best condition possible to compete at the highest levels. The USOC is proud to partner with D.I.S.C. and looks forward to a long relationship.”
Athletes will have unprecedented access to a wide-array of distinguished sports medicine specialists at D.I.S.C. who can provide comprehensive outpatient care in a wide range of fields, including spine and orthopedic surgery, chiropractic care, acupuncture, performance psychology, nutrition, and rehabilitation.
Under this partnership, D.I.S.C. will administer USOC medical records and streamline medical care. This enables the athlete, the physicians and USOC medical personnel to easily track and follow, in real time, the care of the athlete from any location in the world. This innovative program will improve the standard of care by providing easy access to medical history, treatment plans and performance data in order to ensure comprehensive care and communication.
“We are honored that the USOC has entered into this partnership with D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center as we embark on this progressive endeavor,” said Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr., DISC CEO and Founding Director. “Our philosophy at D.I.S.C. has always been to set a higher standard of medical care for our patients and we are committed to bringing this approach to the Olympic family. American athletes deserve every chance to go for the gold and we intend to do everything in our power to help them live their dreams.”
About the U.S. Olympic Committee
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. For more information, please visit contact the USOC Media and Public Relations Division at 719-866-4529, or visit www.teamusa.org.
About Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr., Dr. Joseph M. Horrigan and D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. has been at the forefront of the innovations taking place in minimally invasive spine surgery having performed more than 10,000 procedures. Joseph M. Horrigan, DC, another partner of the D.I.S.C. team and Director of the Soft Tissue Center at D.I.S.C., brings twenty years of sports medicine experience. He also serves as the President of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. D.I.S.C. is an Official Medical Services Provider of the United States Olympic Team. Established in 2007 by Dr. Bray, D.I.S.C. is redefining patient care with a multidisciplinary center that has the expertise of a variety of specialists from the fields of spinal neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, pain management, chiropractic care, athletic training, acupuncture, oriental medicine, nutrition and performance psychology all working together to find the best solution for each individual. D.I.S.C. offers the next generation of diagnostic imagining services and a complete world-class surgery center with three suites specializing in minimally invasive microsurgery, advanced arthroscopic and endoscopic procedures. Throughout the center you will find a dedicated team of highly qualified experts offering unparalleled medical services combined with old-fashioned personal care. More information is available by contacting them at 310.574.0400 or online at www.discmdgroup.com.
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