Florida Region of USA Volleyball Announces Rothman Orthopaedics as Official Sports Medicine Partner for Hickory Point Beach in Tavares, FL.

November 28th, 2022

The Florida Region of USA Volleyball and Rothman Orthopaedics will partner for the 22-23 season.

The Florida Region of USA Volleyball is pleased to announce a new business partnership with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute for the upcoming 2022-2023 season. Rothman Orthopaedics will be the Official Sports Medicine Partner for events held at Hickory Point Beach in Tavares, FL,.  Rothman’s Nicole Wilson, M.D., fellowship trained Sports Medicine Physician will lead physician the partnership.  Rothman Orthopaedics will provide certified athletic trainers (ATCs) for all Florida Region hosted beach events as well as provide additional medical staff as needed.

Rothman Orthopaedics, founded in Philadelphia, expanded their specialized practice to Central Florida in partnership with AdventHealth in 2020.  They have a proud history of providing world-class care to athletes ranging from local high schools to professional sports & entertainment properties throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. 

The Executive Director/President of the Florida Region, Steve Bishop, commented, “Rothman Orthopaedics is a well-known company with a stellar reputation in the medical community.  They have offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Florida. They will add great value to our beach events and will provide great care for our many athletes that compete at Hickory Point Beach each year.  We look forward to introducing our Florida Region members to Rothman Orthopaedics and their experienced team of medical professionals.”

“Rothman Orthopaedics is one of the leading providers of sports medicine care in the world, and we are privileged to now support USA Volleyball as we do other high-performing athletic organizations,” said Alexander R. Vaccaro, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A, President of Rothman Orthopaedics, Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. “The health and safety of athletes are always our top priority, and this partnership further extends our elite care available to them on and off the court.” 

“Rothman Orthopaedics is excited to collaborate with USA Volleyball in Florida for the upcoming season,” stated Dr. Wilson. “As a former volleyball player myself, I am well aware of the inherent risk of injury with this level of competition and I look forward to educating the athletes on prevention and recovery to ensure they can maintain their high‐level of play throughout the season.”

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