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Mayo Clinic to build sports medicine center

Plans call for expanding its sports medicine practice with a 22,000-square-foot center to meet growing demands for its injury and rehabilitation expertise.

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center aims to provide both sports
rehabilitation and training equipment and facilities.

Mayo Clinic announced May 28 that it plans to build a 22,000-square-foot sports medicine center to meet the demands for its growing sports medicine and rehabilitation practice.

The Sports Medicine Center aims to provide both sports rehabilitation and training equipment and facilities and is part of the 100,000-square-foot, four-floor, Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center building project.

Information about the center’s cost could not immediately be obtained from Mayo Clinic by Thursday afternoon.

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The center is scheduled to open in the spring of 2014 and will consist of multiple playing surfaces, such as wood floors for basketball and volleyball, artificial turf for turf sports, and artificial ice for hockey. The center will also include strength building and training equipment.

Regenerative injections, digital radiography, diagnostic procedures, sport-specific rehabilitation, performance nutrition, and treatment and prevention resources are a few of the clinical offerings the center will provide.

“Mayo Clinic is able to serve athletes of all levels in a multidisciplinary environment that can manage the entirety of our patients’ needs,” Edward Laskowski, Mayo’s Sports Medicine Center co-director, said in a statement. “We have long served professional and amateur athletes involved in a wide variety of sports. This expansion will allow us to better serve our athletes with cutting-edge technology, facilities and programs.”

Twin Cities BusinessA Mayo Clinic spokesman told Twin Cities Business that, with the new center, the clinic plans to add roughly 18 physicians and therapists. The clinic currently employs 2,158 staff physicians and scientists.

Mayo Clinic is among the 25 largest employers in the state and reported $8.8 billion in 2012 revenue, a 3.5 percent increase from 2011.

This article is reprinted in partnership with Twin Cities Business.