Athletes, Orthopedic Surgeons, Rehabilitation and Performance Training Under One Roof

August 2, 2017



Soon athletes and weekend warriors across North Texas will have access to orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation for injuries, and performance training, in one convenient location. The facility will open next month and services will continue to be added through the end of the year.


“Texas Health is continually looking for opportunities to enhance the services we provide to our community,” said Brett McClung, executive vice president and chief of north zone operations. “This model of care allows us to meet our consumers where they are and be a reliable resource through their journey.”


Sideline Orthopedics and Sports, Texas Health Sports Medicine, and Athlete Training and Health (ATH) are collaborating to provide care for athletes from the moment of injury to the moment they return to play and beyond. The facility will have on-site orthopedic specialists, rehabilitation services and performance training for athletes of all levels.


“We’re excited about the improved coordination of care this comprehensive sports center allows us to provide for athletes,” said Blake Kretz, president at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. “This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to elevating the level of care for sports related injuries in one convenient package.”


Slated to open in August, ATH will occupy 15,000 of the 25,000 square foot facility located at 4401 Park Springs Blvd Arlington, near Interstate 20 Frontage Rd. and Park Springs. Texas Health Sports Medicine, slated to open late fall, will occupy the remaining 10,000 square feet inside the facility.


“We are committed to motivating athletes to be the best version of themselves possible,” said Eric Kluft, vice president of Performance Administration at ATH. “Collaborating with Texas Health Sports Medicine gives us an opportunity to help athletes return to a level of performance necessary to play or enhance their abilities.”


Each year, individuals make more than 2.6 million emergency room visits for sports and recreation-related injuries. As baby boomers and other generations stay more active, the number sports of athletes of all skill levels is expected to continue to rise. As these numbers grow, so does the need for access to highly skilled caregivers and trainers dedicated to returning healthy athletes to play.

Texas Health has been a leader in injury prevention, research and providing high-quality care to North Texas athletes for 15 years. Operating as a department of Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Sports Medicine rehabilitation team and Dr. Lindsey Dietrich are available to individual athletes of all levels as well as teams, organizations, active adults returning to an optimal playing level.


ATH combines performance training for athletes of all levels – from youth to pro as well as active adults- with advanced wellness and sports medicine. ATH’s elite coaches, combined with the physicians and rehabilitation team at Texas Health Sports Medicine, help athletes achieve their goals using data and science in a fun, athletic environment.


“Being located on-site with rehabilitation and performance improvement services reassures me that the athletes I care for have direct access to high-quality services that will help them return to what they love doing most,” said Dr. Dietrich, orthopedic surgeon at Sideline Orthopedics and Sports, a Texas Health Physicians Group practice, and a member of the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial. “It’s about their well-being and seeing them through the entire process.”

For more information about sports medicine care at Texas Health, visit


To learn more about Athlete Training and Health, visit


Sports medicine facility brings athletes, orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation and performance training under one roof. Located on the corner of Park Springs Boulevard and Interstate 20 - 4401 Park Springs Blvd, Arlington, TX 76017.

About Texas Health Resources


Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system, which along with UT Southwestern founded Southwestern Health Resources in 2016 to make it easier for North Texans to access the highest quality care consistently in a responsive and coordinated manner, includes 29 hospital locations that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education. For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit


About Athlete Training and Health

Athlete Training and Health is a leader in the human performance industry. ATH combines performance training for athletes of all sports and levels – from youth to pro as well as active adults – with advanced wellness and sports medicine. ATH collaborates with trusted healthcare organizations and leaders in sports medicine, performance research, nutrition and other performance-related categories to deliver advanced training programs in world-class training centers. ATH currently has two training centers in Houston, Texas, designed and operated in collaboration with Memorial Hermann Health System. The Arlington facility is the first collaboration with Texas Health Resources. ATH facilities are the training home of youth sports organizations, employee groups, professional athletes and Olympians. For more information about Athlete Training and Health visit

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