Wildcats Partner with Ivy Rehab

Angela Correia plays with the Wildcats while also studying to be a certified athletic trainer
Ivy Rehab is an Official Medical Partner of Wildcats and USP Soccer Family

West Windsor, N.J. (Friday, May 29, 2009) – The New Jersey Wildcats are pleased to announce today that Ivy Rehab has become an official medical partner for the organization and the entire USP Soccer family of teams. With the partnership, Ivy Rehab will conduct seminars with specific focus on the prevention of injuries, as well as conduct a weekly blog on the Wildcats website.

"The Wildcats/USP Soccer family of teams and training programs represent over a thousand elite athletes who demand immediate support for injuries, preventive education and continued care,” Wildcats Vice President Jim Gooley stated. “We needed a healthcare partner we can trust to help our stars avoid injury or to get back on the field quickly. Ivy Rehab provides hands on care and direction when the need is most critical."

As part of the agreement with Ivy Rehab, all of the athletes in the Wildcats and the USP Soccer family will be directly referred to Ivy Rehab for injury prevention and treatment. In addition to hosting a weekly blog on the Wildcats website, Ivy Rehab will also host seminars throughout the upcoming months that will concentrate on the importance of injury prevention.

Someone who knows the importance of such physical preparation is Wildcats midfielder Angela Correia, who is also a member of the Portuguese National Team. Correia is currently going to school to become a certified athletic trainer, and she has suffered from contact injuries in the past.

“My first responsibility to myself and my team is to take care of my body,” she commented. “With help from Ivy Rehab, I will better understand what I need to do when injury occurs, and more importantly, what I can do to prevent any injuries from occurring.”

Ivy Rehab currently has 20 locations throughout New York and New Jersey, and they have a staff of experienced therapists that come from diverse clinical backgrounds. They pinpoint their physical therapy on the needs of their patients, whether is be for a recent or long-term injury, while also taking much pride is educating people on how to avoid any type of injury. For more information on Ivy Rehab, visit them online at www.IvyRehab.com.

The Wildcats will head north to Massachusetts for a pair of contests this weekend. First up, they will play the Boston Renegades on Saturday night before a Sunday evening match with the Western Mass Lady Pioneers. The Wildcats will make their home debut on Sunday, June 7th, when they host Boston for a 4:00 p.m. kickoff at Mercer County Community College. The following Friday, they will host Western Mass at 7:00 p.m. and will attempt to set the New Jersey state juggling record at halftime of that game. For ticket information, fans can call (732) 963-9769, and more information regarding the Wildcats can be found on the web at www.njwildcats.com.

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