Haywood Sports Medicine Joins the Ranks of NCAA Champs; Local Facility Becomes the First and Only User of Biodex Technology in Western NC

May 12, 2011

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Haywood Sports Medicine Joins the Ranks of NCAA Champs; Local Facility Becomes the First and Only User of Biodex Technology in Western NC

Waynesville, NC (PRWEB) July 19, 2006

What do eight out of the top ten NCAA teams for 2005, the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Atlanta Falcons, 23 other professional teams and Haywood Sports Medicine have in common? They all utilize the same, cutting-edge technology for treating and preventing athletic injuries.

Haywood Sports Medicine of Haywood Regional Medical Center procured and installed a Biodex System 3 machine on June 26, 2006. Utilization of this protocol enhances existing services, improving HSM’s ability to identify, document and treat physical impairments that produce functional limitations. This is especially beneficial for athletes with issues such as shoulder dysfunction, knee pain and osteoarthritis, ankle sprains, and anterior cruciate ligament concerns.

“Having access to this technology allows us to identify athletes who may have a predisposition to injury,” Dr. Christofer Catterson, Medical Director, Haywood Sports Medicine said. “This enables us to plan interventions accordingly as well as return athletes back to play in a safe, expedient and objective manner.” Dr. Catterson, who has experience with the machine from his Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, also noted that the technology could be utilized for other applications, such as pre-season screenings and athletic performance enhancement.

“Biodex has an excellent reputation within the sports medicine and rehabilitation arenas,” Chuck Nettles, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Haywood Regional Medical Center said. “Proudly, we are the first facility in Western North Carolina to have this machine available. The next closest is the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. and the U.T. Volunteers in Knoxville.”

The Biodex will be housed in the Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center. Initial projections indicate that approximately 150 athletes of all ages will be referred to Haywood Sports Medicine in 2006 specifically for rehabilitative use of the machine. “As we continue to promote this service I expect widespread utilization within the region,” Nettles said.

For more information about Biodex System 3 applications, please visit http://www.biodex.com.


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