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National Council of Youth Sports and Preferred Sports Provider Network Team Up For Injury Prevention and Sports Wellness. Athletes Win Big With Quality Sports Fitness and Performance Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Sally S. Johnson, CSA
Executive Director
National Council of Youth Sports
772-781-1452
youthsports@ncys.org

STUART, Florida. (March 3, 2010) - The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) and Preferred Sports Provider Network (PSPN) are proud to announce a new partnership for athletes to increase their physical ability, to build strength, prevent injury and perform better.

Preferred Sports Provider Network (PSPN) is a network of contracted physical and occupational therapy practices who offer sports enhancement and injury prevention services at a discount, and is a service of PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc.. PSPN was created to bring awareness to the proactive athletic services their physical therapy practices provide and to share in the message of sports wellness and excellence.

“The NCYS is excited about the opportunity to work with the Preferred Sports Provider Network as an additional resource to our members and their colleagues in the youth sports industry,” says NCYS Executive Director Sally S. Johnson. “These services are normally not covered by insurance, yet there are many athletes looking to improve their performance, become stronger and stay healthy.”

In addition to offering services at a discounted rate, PSPN will provide tips and expertise from physical therapists and athletic trainers to the coaches, athletes, and parents of NCYS members through communications such as emails, webinars, and newsletters.

“Our providers have years of training and are truly the most experienced in providing quality preventive and sports fitness services. Not only do they provide injury and illness rehabilitation, they are also experts in strength, flexibility and agility improvement and injury prevention,” says Preferred Therapy Providers President Jaxene Hillebert.

PSPN providers are located within physical therapy clinics, and are highly trained physical therapists or certified athletic trainers. On average, PSPN providers charge significantly lower than athletic training facilities. In addition PSPN providers offer a 10% discount off of their already lower prices. PSPN’s contracted physical therapy clinics have gone through rigorous credentialing and meet stringent quality standards.

“As the demands of today’s athletes increase, the needs for specialized training for injury prevention as well as performance improvement also increase,” says Vince Kame, Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer with Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, a participating PSPN provider in Arizona. “As members of PSPN, we are proud to partner with NCYS to provide these athletes with the comprehensive care that could only come from organizations that regularly work with both rehabilitation as well as performance training.”

The NCYS and PSPN believe this campaign will increase the awareness of injury prevention and sports performance resulting in a safer, healthier and more knowledgeable environment for athletes and organizations.

NCYS LogoABOUT NCYS:
The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) is the go-to organization for services and resources in youth sports. Its membership comprises the who's who in the amateur youth sports industry representing more than 185 organizations serving 60-million registered participants. To learn more about the NCYS, visit www.ncys.org.


PSPN LogoABOUT PSPN:
PSPN is a service of PREFERRED Therapy Providers, Inc., the largest rehabilitation network of its kind, representing private practice physical, occupational, and speech therapists throughout the country by contracting on their behalf with PPOs, Health Plans, and Third Party Payors. Visit www.preferredtherapy.com.


NCYS CONTACT:
Sally S. Johnson
National Council of Youth Sports
Phone: (772) 781-1452

PSPN CONTACT:
PSPN/PREFERRED Therapy Providers
Julie Jones, Client Services Specialist
1-877-360-PSPN (7776), extension 313
jjones@preferredtherapy.com