CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars are proud to announce they are entering into their third year of partnership with the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI). IBJI carries the official designation of Medical Partner, which includes providing the services of Roger Chams, M.D. as he continues in his role as the Red Stars official team physician. Dr. Chams is a renowned Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon and is well established in professional soccer, having served as Team Physician for the USA Soccer Federation’s National Men’s and Women’s Teams. In addition to Dr. Chams’ services, IBJI will provide support staff including the team’s Certified Athletic Trainer and a network of Physical and Occupational Therapists.
“We are thrilled to have Illinois Bone & Joint back with us as strategic partners,” said Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler. “Dr. Chams, his partners, and his staff have been superb providers of care for the team and this relationship will help the Red Stars to ensure we continue to provide our players with the highest quality medical treatment and services.”
Accompanying this partnership, IBJI will provide injury prevention and sports medicine related education to the Red Star’s Academy programs and Youth Camp participants. “This partnership allows us to not only provide world class athletes with world class orthopedic care,” states Andre Blom, IBJI chief operating officer, “but also allows IBJI the opportunity to reach many aspiring athletes and share our expertise with them as they move forward with their personal fitness goals.”
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is one of the largest independent physician-owned orthopaedic practices in the U.S. More than 100 board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons treat children and adults, with expertise in every orthopaedic specialty. IBJI offers patients collaborative, integrated care including advanced MRI and bone density diagnostics, sports training and medicine, rheumatology, podiatry, pain management, wellness, rehabilitation, and surgical and non-surgical treatments and therapies. IBJI has more than 20 locations throughout Chicago and the north suburbs. For more information please visit www.IBJI.com.
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