RDC and Collegiate Sports Medicine announce partnership

Date posted: 
Wed, 06/14/2017
When the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre/Centre des Jeux du Canada Gary W. Harris opens in the fall of 2018 it will include an additional location of the locally owned and operated, Collegiate Sports Medicine.  With a focus on teaching and learning and athletic rehabilitation, the 2,600 square foot retail and clinic space will provide opportunities and access for student learning and mentorship opportunities in the areas of entrepreneurship, business, kinesiology and therapeutic medicine. 
 “We are delighted to be able to work more closely with Collegiate Sports Medicine,” says Linda Moore Martin, Dean of the School of Health Sciences. “This partnership will allow for greater experiential and practicum opportunities for students, collaborations between faculty and staff at Collegiate and will enhance therapy services available to student athletes and the sports community”.
Melanie Tuck, owner of Collegiate Sports Medicine shared a similar sentiment.  “We are extremely proud of our partnership with RDC as it allows us to provide high quality professional services and learning opportunities to RDC students, student athletes and faculty while also serving the community’s needs.  Our innovative clinic will offer a variety of services including athletic, physio and massage therapy as well as concussion assessment and rehabilitation, orthotics, running gait assessments and return to work programs for disability management”.   
The partnership with Collegiate Sports Medicine materialized as a result of RDC receiving proposals for the use of lease space in the new Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.  RDC expressed an interest in developing partnerships that would complement the needs of students, staff and community members who visit RDC each year.
“At RDC we truly value the partnerships we have within our communities,” shared Jim Brinkhurst, Vice President of College Services at Red Deer College.  “Our partnership with Collegiate Sports Medicine supports RDC’s position as a leader in the province for sport and performance programming and assists us in contributing to the social, cultural and economic well-being of central Alberta”.  
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For additional information contact:
Erin Forbes
Communications Consultant – Corporate