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Waterford FC are delighted to announce UPMC as our sports injury and rehabilitation partner. UPMC are world leaders in the field of Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Treatment.

Commenting today, Mike Geoghegan, Waterford FC said: “I am delighted to announce that UPMC have become sports injury and rehabilitation partner to Waterford FC. It has close links with Waterford being the owner of the renowned UPMC Whitfield Hospital and having recently set up a sports medicine clinic at the WIT Arena. This partnership offers our players top-class care and attention in sports injury and preventative care. This is an exciting day for all of us in Waterford FC and we look forward to working with UPMC in the coming years.”

Speaking at the announcement, John Windle, General Manager UPMC Sport Medicine and UPMC Institute of Health, said: “UPMC is recognised globally as a leader in sports medicine and orthopaedics, and we are excited to announce this partnership today. Waterford FC have firmly established themselves in top echelon of Irish football and we are proud to partner with them as their sports injury and rehabilitation partner. It is fantastic to be able to offer world-class sports medicine services to the club from our facility in the WIT Arena”

The UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic is the health system’s first international location dedicated to sports medicine and this partnership announced today will offer a wide variety of equipment and services to Waterford FC, including:

    • the South East’s only AlterG® Antigravity Treadmill™, which allows for pain-free lower extremity rehabilitation by reducing gravitational forces in a fall-safe environment;
    • Biodex technology, which guides return to play with validated, quantitative outcomes data obtained through computerised measurement of muscle function and output;
    • blood flow restriction rehabilitation, which uses a specialised tourniquet system to reduce blood flow to an extremity with the goal of increasing strength using low weight loads to mimic training at high loads;
    • and Winback and shockwave therapy, two non-invasive, evidence-based treatments that accelerate healing from sports-related injuries.

About UPMC

UPMC are changing how healthcare is delivered in Ireland. A $21billion dollar US Academic Medical Centre with over 90,000 employees across 40 hospitals worldwide, UPMC have been providing high-quality healthcare across the South East since 2006 and operations now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny, UPMC Kildare Hospital, the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and through a JV in Cork, UPMC Sports Medicine in Waterford, UPMC International’s Global Technology Operations Centre (GTOC) in Kilkenny and the nationwide UPMC Concussion Network.


UPMC is the official healthcare partner of the GAA and GPA and the official sports medicine provider of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and more than 80 schools, universities, regional teams and events in Pennsylvania. A long-standing partner of WIT, UPMC is a proud sponsor of all WIT sports teams.

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