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PHOENIX, Jun 25, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mayo Clinic and Athletes’ Performance today announced they have signed a letter of intent to partner in advancing proactive health and sports performance. The collaboration will include research and development, integrated performance solutions, advanced diagnostics, access to leading specialists, and the complete continuum of quality health and sports medicine care.

Athletes’ Performance clients will have access to experts across Mayo Clinic, including the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and specialty areas such as orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. Starting this summer, Athletes’ Performance will begin collaborating with Mayo Clinic physicians in Arizona to serve patients who have experienced a concussion or other sports-related injury, providing access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment programs, world class performance solutions and injury prevention training.

“We are excited about the potential of this relationship,” says David Dodick, M.D., neurologist and director of Mayo Clinic in Arizona’s Comprehensive Concussion Program. “This represents two organizations with a shared vision coming together to provide comprehensive health and wellness services to ensure that Mayo patients and Athletes’ Performance clients achieve their optimal health and performance goals.”

“We are honored that Mayo Clinic has selected us as a human performance partner,” says Dan Burns, CEO of Athletes’ Performance. “This partnership combines Athletes’ Performance’s integrated human performance solutions with Mayo Clinic’s world-renowned medical care, research and health education to provide a comprehensive, proactive approach to health, wellness and human performance. Our work together will impact the lives of athletes, individuals committed to their proactive health, military personnel, and Mayo Clinic patients around the globe. ”

Beginning in 2014, Athletes’ Performance’s team of performance specialists will deliver human performance programs in Mayo Clinic’s recently announced Sports Medicine Center expansion in Rochester, Minn. The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center is a global leader in sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries.

“Both organizations are dedicated to improving human performance and helping athletes of all types achieve their goals,” says Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. “Together, we can help members of the military and all athletes — professional, college, high school, or ‘weekend warriors’ — receive the training, guidance and care from leaders in integrated health care and human performance training.”

Athletes’ Performance is known as the premiere training organization for elite athletes and elite military operators, as well as a leader in applied research and innovation to advance human performance. Athletes’ Performance offers programs and services for professional and amateur athletes, the military, and forward thinking corporations around the world.

The two organizations also plan to initiate collaborative research projects and educational campaigns around health and wellness, performance training and the prevention and treatment of concussion and other sports-related injuries.

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