Friday, March 22, 2013

New Hampshire Bobcats and Elliot Sports Medicine: An Elite Partnership

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Bobcats and Elliot Sports Medicine are pleased to announce a major partnership that combines youth baseball with the state's most comprehensive health and orthopaedic care center. Elliot Sports Medicine is now the presenting sponsor and official healthcare provider of the Bobcats, an elite travel baseball program offering instruction and long-term development of the state's top players.

The Bobcats and Elliot Sports Medicine physicians will offer educational discussions on strength training, preventative care, rehabilitation and overall arm health throughout the off-season and regular season. In addition, Elliot Sports Medicine is the presenting sponsor for the Bobcats Classic on April 13-14, at Gill Stadium of Manchester, which celebrates 100 years of baseball this season. The 13- and 14-year-old Bobcats combined to post a 15-3 record in the Granite State Fall Wood Bat League and are now preparing for the New England Elite Baseball League spring season.

"In a short amount of time, the New Hampshire Bobcats have established themselves as a powerful and respected program. We are thrilled to be working together and providing our extensive resources to help these kids stay healthy and chase their long-term goals," said Jonathan Mack, MD, Medical Director of Elliot Sports Medicine.

To help kick off the season, Elliot Sports Medicine is hosting Bobcats Media Day on April 3 at the River's Edge Conference Center at 5:30 p.m. Players will meet with the Elliot staff, conduct interviews with Patrick Cavanaugh, Bobcats director of media relations, and enjoy a pro-like Media Day experience.

The Manchester-based Bobcats provide winter training and play a 30-game schedule from April into July. The rapidly growing program consists of development teams ages 9 through 14. Home games are played at St. Anselm College and Cawley Middle School in Hooksett. Three home games will also be played at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, home of the Double-A Fisher Cats.

"This partnership couldn't be more of a perfect fit. I recently hurt my shoulder and was really impressed by the overall experience, from x-rays to physical therapy, that was provided by Elliot Sports Medicine," said Kevin Gray, Bobcats director of baseball operations. "It's comforting to know we can count on Elliot Sports Medicine for the very best in year-round healthcare for our players."

The Elliot offers expert personal and individualized care in the diagnosis and treatment of all orthopaedic conditions, including sports injuries, trauma care, joint replacement surgery and most musculoskeletal conditions. Elliot Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists offer experienced sports medicine physicians, caring therapists, and the most advanced equipment to help you return to sports. Our on-site x-ray, advanced imaging, bracing services, and all electronic medical records are fully integrated within the Elliot Health System to provide fast, high-quality and streamlined medical evaluation and treatment for your sports injury.