Rome, GA; Advance Rehabilitation and Redmond Regional Medical Center have formed a new alliance in the sports medicine service line.  The partnership aligns certified athletic trainers, physicians and emergency personnel while streamlining overall communications between the organizations.   Sports medicine patients will now have access to a more comprehensive care plan increasing the speed of diagnosis and treatment timelines.  Advance Rehab and Redmond Regional will continue to provide separate and independent rehabilitation clinics through the northwest Georgia area.

As an expansion of the existing Advance Rehabilitation sports medicine program, the new program will offer the availability of Redmond EMS first aid and emergency care coverage at all partner school football games.   It will also prevent duplications of tests, questions and efforts in the event an athlete requires further treatment in a medical setting.

“This new partnership will allow us to offer a sports medicine program that can leverage tremendous resources to serve athletes, parents, schools and the participating medical community,” says Keith Thompson, Partner with Advance Rehab.  “We are very excited to have the opportunity to take an already successful and long standing sports medicine program in the area to the next level.”

Carlton Ulmer, Redmond COO, comments, “With the alignment of EMS, emergency department staff and orthopaedic physicians, we are better equipped than ever to meet needs of patients with sports injuries.   No athlete wants to deal with an injury however in the unfortunate case they do, they now have even better resources to assist them in returning to the field at 100%.”

About Advance Rehabilitation
Advance Rehabilitation is a large, private and locally-owned physical therapy practice providing high quality rehabilitation services.  Advance Rehabilitation specializes in physical, occupational and industrial therapy, as well as sports medicine and athletic training.  Advance provided sports medicine and athletic training for 10 schools throughout Northwest Georgia.  Staff includes highly-trained professionals that serve as a bridge between injury and recovery to help patients get back to pre-injury status as quickly as possibly

About Redmond Regional
Redmond Regional Medical Center is a 230 bed facility, serving as a referral source for all of northwest Georgia and parts of Alabama. Including its healthcare partners, Redmond has over 245 physicians with more than 30 specialties and a support staff of approximately 1,300 associates.

Making excellent medical care convenient and available is Redmond’s first priority. With outstanding medical care and attention available 24/7, the hospital offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs, many of which are unique to the northwest Georgia region. Redmond offers a full service cardiology product line and is nationally recognized as a top cardiac care center. Other areas of excellence include emergency care, orthopedics, vascular care, an inpatient rehabilitation unit and more.  For additional information on Redmond Regional Medical Center, visit the Redmond website at