About IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial Hermann
The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute is a comprehensive sports medicine clinic providing elite care for athletes of all ages and skill levels. The institute is based in Houston, Texas, serving the community with locations in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, Memorial City Medical Center, and The Woodlands. The Institute brings together highly trained experts in sports science, orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, sports physical therapy, human performance, strength and conditioning and sport nutrition to help athletes of all ages and abilities prevent injury, recover from injury and improve performance to reach their personal athletic goals. The Institute offers comprehensive human performance testing services as well.
In May 2011, Memorial Hermann and World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) formed a unique collaboration to create The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute. The two organizations first worked together in 2010 with the introduction of the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas in Galveston. The following year, they presented the state’s first ultra-distance IRONMAN event, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas, in The Woodlands.
The Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute’s top-level clinical expertise coupled with the WTC’s extensive knowledge of endurance training and recovery not only helps injured athletes in sports like track and field, basketball and football return to their sport faster, but it can also help strong athletes become even stronger.
The IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute collaboration includes cross-sport research on human performance, injury prevention and injury recovery. Orthopedic research protocols examine endurance athletes to determine how their preparation and training regimens might benefit athletes in all sports, including football, soccer and baseball.
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 20,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 13 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including a level 1 trauma center, a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as three heart & vascular institute locations and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates an air ambulance, cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a Wellness Center, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. To learn more, visit www.memorialhermann.org, or call 713.222.CARE.
World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) is a Tampa-based company recognized for athletic excellence, distinguished events and quality products. WTC's portfolio includes IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3, 5150 Triathlon Series, Iron Girl and IronKids brands, which have a combined total of more than 180 events worldwide each year. Supported by partners including Ford, Timex, Foster Grant and PowerBar, IRONMAN is the No.1 user-based sports brand in the world and has been a respected name in triathlon since its inception in 1978.