The five-year agreement between the two organizations provides RMU student athletes, coaches and support staff with access to a team of physicians, athletic trainers and rehabilitation specialists for the prevention and management of sports related injuries at Allegheny Sports Medicine, a division of Allegheny General Hospital.
“Robert Morris has a long history of outstanding athletic achievements and we are deeply committed to the health and well-being of the student athletes who give so much of themselves to make the University proud. Allegheny Sports Medicine is a world-class healthcare provider with a notable track record of success in managing the sports medicine needs of athletes at all levels,” RMU Athletic Director Craig Coleman, MD said in a news release.
Allegheny Sports Medicine is also the official medical provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer team, the sports medicine sponsor for the PGA TOUR and the exclusive provider of medical services for 18 Pittsburgh-area high schools.
RMU is home to 23 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic teams, including the only men’s and women’s Division I ice hockey squads in the Pittsburgh region and the only Division I men’s lacrosse team between Columbus and State College. Nearly 600 student-athletes compete each year.
Allegheny Sports Medicine’s multi-disciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of complex athletic injuries to the musculoskeletal system, with a special focus on hand, shoulder, elbow, knee and foot injuries, according to a news release.
At RMU, Allegheny Sports Medicine will provide an array of sports medicine services, including:
- Prompt and convenient access to orthopaedic/sports medicine physicians, including AGH’s Sports Concussion Center.
- Two physician led injury clinics per week to evaluate injuries and direct treatment.
- On-site pre-participation physical exams for all University athletes.
- Physician presence at all home football, hockey, basketball and lacrosse games.
- A licensed athletic trainer for rehabilitation purposes and concussion base-line testing.