Champion Sports Medicine Launches Women's Health Program

Birmingham, Ala.: Champion Sports Medicine is proud to announce the launch of its new women's health program. This new program will be led by women's health specialists at Champion locations in Birmingham, Jasper and Greystone, with additional locations to be added in the future.

The women's health program will offer specialized physical therapy services to female patients suffering from an array of health issues, primarily focusing on pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence.

"Champion Sports Medicine has been a leader in orthopaedic rehabilitation for nearly 15 years, and over time we have been able to identify patients who are being underserved," said Ryan Baker, P.T., DPT, market manager, Champion Sports Medicine. "Our new women's health program is designed to specifically treat a number of critical issues affecting females in their everyday lives."

Champion Sports Medicine employs three women's health physical therapists with training through the Section on Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association who will lead this new program:

Taylor Price, P.T., DPT
Price earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of South Alabama. She has been published in Physical Therapy in Sport and has presented at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2017 and American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting. Price also currently serves as an invited lecturer in the Physical Therapy Program at Samford University.

Stephanie Ridgway, P.T., DPT
Ridgway earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Calvin College and a doctorate in physical therapy from Rosalind Franklin University. She is a competitive marathoner and the mother of two children.

Amy Sanders, P.T.
Sanders earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Auburn University and a master's in physical therapy from University of Alabama-Birmingham. She has been in practice for 15 years and is a mother of two children.

Each of the therapists will conduct a full assessment focusing on the pelvic floor, spine and hips. They will also use manual therapy, muscle re-education, strengthening, flexibility and behavioral interventions to treat patients.

For more information on the women's health program or to make an appointment for a consultation, please call 844.554.5678.

About Champion Sports Medicine
Founded in 2004 by Kevin Wilk, P.T., DPT, FAPTA, Champion Sports Medicine is a known leader in sports medicine. Champion Sports Medicine is part of the Select Medical Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation. Throughout the country, the Select Medical family of brands includes NovaCare Rehabilitation, Select Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy Associates, Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), Saco Bay Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Rehab Associates, Banner Physical Therapy, NovaCare Prosthetics & Orthotics, NovaCare and Select Kids Pediatric Therapy, Emory Rehabilitation Outpatient Center, SSM Health Physical Therapy, Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy and Kessler Rehabilitation Center. Together, these brands comprise a national network of more than 1,600 centers in 37 states and the District of Columbia. The centers offer a wide range of general physical therapy services such as hand therapy, sports medicine and work injury prevention and management. Select Medical empowers its therapists by providing industry-leading continuing education opportunities. Select Medical's outpatient division provides physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools and serves as the exclusive physical rehabilitation provider to several major U.S. corporations.

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