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Mariners partner with Sentara Sports Medicine

March 16, 2006 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Virginia Beach Mariners News Release

Virginia Beach, VA - The Virginia Beach Mariners are pleased to announce their partnership with Sentara Sports Medicine to provide high quality, comprehensive healthcare services for the Virginia Beach Mariners professional soccer team.

Comprised of physical therapists, exercise physiologists, certified athletic trainers, registered dieticians, and a network of primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and emergency physicians, Sentara Sports Medicine offers complete care specifically for athletes. With the latest in diagnostic imaging like CT, MRI and other advanced technologies, Sentara Sports Medicine diagnoses and treats injuries with paramount speed and effectiveness.

Sentara Sports Medicine will provide nutritional counseling, emergency trauma services, drug and alcohol testing, advanced diagnostic and imaging services, sports enhancement training along with an array of other healthcare services. Players will have access to healthcare services both at home, work or in any one of Sentara's conveniently located facilities throughout Hampton Roads.

"We are thrilled to have Sentara Sports Medicine as our healthcare partner. We feel that Sentara Sports Medicine will enhance our organization greatly. We are honored to have access to such an extensive network of some of the most prestigious doctors in our community through Sentara Sports Medicine," stated Mike McCann Managing Team Director.

"This partnership is the perfect collaboration between new neighbors, said Kurt Hofelich, Sentara Vice President of Advanced Imaging and Rehabilitation Services. "We're thrilled to provide comprehensive sports medicine services to the Mariners from our new Sentara Princess Anne Health Campus next to their home field.

"Our goal is to help the Mariners maximize their competitive advantage and fitness while encouraging other area young adults and children to consider healthy lifestyles," Hofelich continued.

Sentara's Sports Medicine Program delivers the full continuum of services to all level athletes. From diagnosing sports-related injuries using some of the area's most advanced imaging capabilities to treating musculoskeletal injuries, rehabilitation, and sports enhancement, Sentara's Sports Medicine Program is built on the knowledge and expertise of a multidisciplinary team. Radiologists specialized in reading images for specific body parts partner with family sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons to identify the extent of injury. And a complete orthopedic rehabilitation team of therapists, physicians, nurses, athletic trainers and administrative staff provides care to more than 25,000 patients each year from 16 locations in the region. For more information on Sentara Sports Medicine Program, visit .

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