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Houston Methodist Willowbrook opens new sports medicine clinic in spring

Houston Methodist Willowbrook recently celebrated the opening of his new clinic, providing rehabilitation, physical therapy and other services to athletes in the Spring area.

The new clinic, called Houston Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the Farm League, has been open at 19711 Stuebner Airline Road since November, but held its grand opening on Monday to wait for COVID-19 cases to drop. Gail Hannahs, director of all patient rehabilitation at Houston Methodist Willowbrook, said.

Hannahs said the location was all about serving the community and being able to provide a full scope of the services they requested.

“They’re basically able to get whatever they want from the sports medicine care team and orthopedic services,” Hannahs said. “It really is a community calling.”

The clinic is partnered with Farm League’s Athletic Training and Health, a strength and conditioning facility, she said. With this new clinic in the same facility, it offers a full range of services to patients.

“It’s really about providing a full range of athletic services from injury care to rehabilitation and restorative functioning with a physical therapist and strength and conditioning with Athletic Training and Health,” she said. “It really helps those types of sports medicine patients to be able to get the ultimate return to play process, which is great about that.”

The site provides on-site X-ray and lab services as well as access to state-of-the-art physical therapy, she said, which combines special manual therapy with strength training and skill-enhancing techniques. performance, allowing the evaluation of many types of sports injuries. and worked on the same day.

“From your student athlete to your weekend warrior to your elite-level pro,” she said. “The same day they can come in, see that doctor, they can come in for physical therapy that identifies a treatment plan for that particular client, and then at some point in the process they can also get injury strength and conditioning. , the last step.

Hannahs said the clinic at their 7,000 square foot facility offered a continuum of care rarely found. It is also a way for neighboring schools to be able to care for their student-athletes in a convenient and efficient way, and they expect to fill both their doctor and their physical therapy practice.

“We’ve already added another physical therapist to our staff and we certainly see, like Houston Methodist’s continued awareness of this market and all the different ways we’re going to get the message out to our community, that we’ll just continue to grow.

paul.wedding@hcnonline.com