HEALTHSOUTH'S Fitness Trailer Arriving for Williams Championship


Wednesday, August 29th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


HealthSouth's traveling Sports Medicine Trailer will wheel into the Tulsa Country Club September 4-9th to provide free treatment for all LPGA golfers entered in the Williams Championship.

HealthSouth is the official healthcare provider for the LPGA, PGA and Senior PGA Tours. Whether the players are on the West Coast in California or on the East Coast in Florida, this 35'-by- 24' "rig" accompanies the LPGA, traveling to over 35 cities a year. The 700-square-foot HealthSouth trailer serves as the official fitness and rehabilitation facility for the LPGA. The van is a comprehensive cardiovascular, strength and golf-specific training center, available for the athletes at each LPGA tournament throughout the country.

Offering the best in sports medicine care, the van is staffed with a certified athletic trainer and two physical therapists that travel full time to LPGA events. Noted sports medicine physicians James Andrews, MD, Lewis Yocum, MD, and William Clancy, MD, serve as medical directors of the LPGA throughout the year. Dr. Kevin Dukes, MD, orthopedic surgeon, of Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates, will be the Williams Championship tournament-on-call physician for the players.

HealthSouth, the fitness van and its staff are dedicated to providing the LPGA and its players with the most innovative and state-of-the-art sports medicine care each year in cities across the nation. Working with HealthSouth, the LPGA golfers know that their health is covered by experts. Fans also can know that their favorite golfer will be competing at the highest performance level for every tournament.

During the Williams Championship, HealthSouth, in conjunction with EMSA of Tulsa, will supply the same level of expertise and medical services to both players and spectators. In case of emergency the spectator medical tent will be located near the clubhouse and driving range.

HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HRC), the nation's largest provider of outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitative healthcare services, operates more than 2000 facilities in all 50 states, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Australia and Canada.