Henry Ford gives look at new sport medication facility close to Pistons HQ

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Another Henry Ford Health System facility that joined forces with the Detroit Pistons will open soon and highlight best in class care in sports medicine and rehabilitation, the health care system said during a review this week.

The $37 million William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine at 690 Amsterdam in Midtown sits only a couple of blocks from the primary sports prescription focus initially named after the late proprietor of the Detroit Lions.

The main office, which opened in 1996, was renamed Henry Ford Medical Center-Second and will stay open alongside the new office.

“This is what we call an encore. We began about 20 years ago with our original center for athletic medicine just two blocks out,” Henry Ford Health System CEO Wright Lassiter III said.

“… What we’ll be able to do here goes far beyond what we can do in the current facility and so we’re really excited about this opportunity.”

The new claim to fame sports medication focus is a piece of the more extensive Henry Ford-Detroit Pistons Performance Center.

Henry Ford Medical System owns the land that the medical center and the Pistons central station and preparing office is on. The Pistons claim their structure, which is associated by a 125-foot walkway to the medical center .

Parsons said the health System hopes to see patients at the new office by Oct. 15. The Pistons hope to be in their side of the office toward the beginning of October.

Wednesday’s see of the office was gone to by Lions proprietor Martha Ford, spouse of the late William Clay Ford, Mayor Mike Duggan, Arn Tellem,vice chairman of the Detroit Pistons, and Ted Parsons, director of the Henry Ford Health System’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

“This remarkable facility is the result of a marriage between the Detroit Pistons who came back home and the Henry Ford Health System that never left,” Duggan said.

The 54,000 square feet, three-story office will give a scope of consideration, including sports prescription, orthopedics, physical and word related treatment, specialty services such as chiropractics, advanced motion analysis and rehab, officials said.

The propelled movement examination segment of the office incorporates a room with the Simi Reality Motion System.

The Simi lab utilizes a variety of uncommon sensors to give staff information patients’ scope of movement.

“Our move to Detroit would not have happened without our partnership with Henry Ford,” Tellem said. “Our organizations have worked side-by-side to create one of the best developments in medicine in sports. Not in the region, in the world. This is a true game-changer for our team, franchise and the community.”

Martin Kelly

Martin Kelly is a New Zealand film and television director based in the United Kingdom. He is best known for directing the highly-regarded British miniseries Edge of Darkness, for which he won a BAFTA, and the James Bond films GoldenEye and Casino Royale.

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