Louisville Skating Academy Announces Official Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Partnership

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Competitive figure skaters receive injury prevention and treatment from local physical therapy group ProRehab and Orthopedic Specialists.

Clinic Director

Dr. Ed Foring

Ice-skating is a high-skill sport which also means it is high-risk.

ProRehab Louisville and Dr. Stacie Grossfeld have partnered with Louisville Skating Academy (LSA) to prevent on-ice injuries through preventative physical therapy and to access to top-notch sports medical care and sport injury experts for rehabilitation.

“It is vital to have a PT group that understand the physical demands of ice skating, knows the individualized treatment plan, and understands what a triple toe loop is in order to treat the injury effectively and efficiently and ensure a healthy recovery and rehabilitation so skaters can get back to their passion,” said Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, the physician who leads the medical team.

“Louisville Skating Academy is proud to have a long-standing relationship with the physical therapists at ProRehab and Dr. Grossfeld and are excited that all teams will work together to keep our athletes strong, on the ice, and doing what they love,” said Becca Hatch-Purnell, the Skating Director at Louisville Skating Academy.

ProRehab, through its predecessors, has partnered with LSA for more than 10 years in order to provide sport-specific injury treatment as well as preventative education to attempt to subvert injuries before they happen.

“This sport is an incredible way to demonstrate eloquence and grace while promoting healthy living and expression through the arts. Ice-skating is a high-skill sport which also means it is high-risk,” said Dr. Ed Foring, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, and Clinic Director with the ProRehab Prospect Clinic.

Grossfeld is a local orthopedic surgeon who has a large sports medicine practice geared towards treating athletes. Due to the nature of sports injuries, athletes need quick diagnosis and treatment – with this partnership, LSA members will always have access to the care they need as well as the ability to escalate their care if deemed necessary by their physical therapist.

How Can You Tell This Story?

  • Get on the ice! Getting people of all ages and background to express themselves through ice-skating is a big priority for Louisville Skating Academy. As a non-profit organization, they are dedicated to promoting the sport of figure skating in the greater Louisville area.
  • Attend a Louisville Skating Academy event to observe and support the teams of skaters. http://www.skatelouisville.org for more info.
  • Arrange a sport specialist screening from physical therapy experts at ProRehab.
  • A ProRehab therapist can assess and train you alongside specialized athletes.
  • Interviews: Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
  • Dr. Ed Foring, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinic Director - ProRehab Prospect
  • Becca Hatch-Purnell – Skating Director, Louisville Skating Academy    
  • Dr. Stacie Grossfeld, Owner of Orthopedic Specialists surgery practice

About Louisville Skating Academy
Louisville Skating Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and developing the sport of ice skating in Louisville, surrounding Kentucky counties and southern Indiana, by providing learn to ice skate, ice skating and figure skating training opportunities. Louisville Skating Academy strives to assist all levels of skaters in achieving their personal goals, from recreational ice skating to figure skating competition at national and international events. Louisville Skating Academy is a not for profit figure skating club and a member of U.S. Figure Skating (USFS). For more information, find LSA at https://www.skatelouisville.org or on Facebook.

About ProRehab Louisville
ProRehab Physical Therapy is the area’s largest locally owned private outpatient physical therapy practice. Our therapists are the Best First Choice in musculoskeletal care and provide long-lasting outcomes without surgery, medication, or diagnostic imaging to our patients across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Our staff has a wide range of clinical expertise in manual physical therapy, spine care and rehabilitation, general orthopedic conditions, hand injuries, workplace injuries, metabolic conditions, and more. Additionally, our allPRO Sports Performance program offers specialty training to provide athletes with the most current sport-specific strength and conditioning programs. For more information, find ProRehab Physical Therapy at http://www.ProRehabLou.com, on Facebook, or @ProRehabLou on Twitter and Instagram.

About Dr. Stacie Grossfeld
Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is the owner of Orthopedic Specialists, a sports medicine and orthopedic surgery practice located in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Grossfeld is double board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. A graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Grossfeld served her internship and residency at the University of Minnesota and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Fowler- Kennedy Sports Medicine Center. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Grossfeld serves as a team doctor for the South Oldham Dragons and she is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville.

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