In late January, Hoag Orthopedic Institute and ProSport Physical Therapy
and Performance announced their partnership, but they have been providing
coordinated care to the Orange County Soccer Club for some time now. Both
HOI and ProSport are well known in Orange County for providing superior
outcomes in their comprehensive rehabilitation services for all patients,
including professional and top-performing athletes.
This unique coordinated care has been a key differentiator to the OC Soccer
Club players because they don't have to go far for their on or off-the
field orthopedic care.
“Everything is one place from speaking with one of the team doctors,
to physical therapy to performance training,” shared OCSC defender
and 10-year professional soccer veteran Kevin Alston. “I can chat
with the team docs and they’ve already spoken with the trainers
at ProSport, so when I come in, I can do physical therapy and the team
training in one place. It’s one stop that has everything you need
to get faster, stronger and back on the field quicker.”
HOI's partnership with ProSport was a strategic move to ensure patients
and professional athletes alike receive a consistent patient experience
throughout their journey to recovery and back to doing what they love.
“Since physical therapy is an essential component of the continuum
of care for orthopedic patients, partnering with a like-minded rehabilitation
provider to further expand our seamless approach to musculoskeletal patient
care and performance services seemed a logical next step,” said
Jennifer Mitzner, HOI Chief executive Officer. “Our goal is to continue
improving care coordination between the surgical experience and rehabilitation
so our orthopedic patients can return more quickly to sport, work and
Athletes like Alston, who have played for several major Major League Soccer
and professional teams throughout his career, as well as Division one
soccer at Indiana University, know the difference in experiencing coordinated care.
“At this point in my career, I recognize it’s crucial to identify
my strengths and also identify areas around any injury to strengthen those
muscles and prevent further injury,” Alston said.
And, given the emphasis that ProSport puts on performance training athletes
and weekend warriors receive the added benefit of gaining insight and
training programs to help improve performance and avoid over-use injuries.
Alston shared that his off-the-field work consists of added “activation
and band work to strengthen my glutes to prevent hamstring injuries down
“I know that to be a pro, you have to train like a pro, and that
is on and off the field. You also have to think about injury prevention
in order to stay healthy and listen to your body,” Alston added.
“I’m grateful for the whole team around us and that includes
our team doctors at Hoag Orthopedic Institute, and our trainers at ProSport.
Staying strong off the field will keep you strong on the field.”