UOI to Provide Training, Recovery Methods to Student-Athletes Under MIAA Partnership

FRANKLIN, Mass. (DECEMBER 21, 2020) — The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) has signed a multi-year partnership with University Orthopedics to become an Official Orthopedics Provider of the MIAA. The partnership coincides with the February 1 opening of UOI’s first Massachusetts location in Mansfield.

The partnership will initially be focused on the southeastern part of the state, with University Orthopedics supporting MIAA events taking place in Districts 7, 8 and 9. UOI will also serve as the Presenting Sponsor of all upcoming MIAA South Sectional Tournaments.

“We are excited to partner with an organization like the MIAA that provides such an important role in the lives of thousands of student-athletes and their families.  With our new location in Mansfield, we look forward to serving these communities and growing our partnership in the years to come,” said Edward Akelman, MD, President of University Orthopedics.

“The health and safety of our Association’s 230,000 student-athletes participating at our 376 member schools is paramount to our mission,” said Bill Gaine, Executive Director of the MIAA. “The opportunity to enhance that mantra with the expertise and support of University Orthopedics is a welcomed and valued gift.”  

Through this partnership, University Orthopedics will provide video content related to safe training methods, recovery and other orthopedic health measures.

The new UOI Facility is located at 10 Reservoir Street in Mansfield.

About the MIAA

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association serves in-state member schools and their students by providing leadership and support for interscholastic athletics programs in order to enrich the educational experience for all participants. The organization seeks to help students learn values associated with sports participation, such as discipline, performing under stress, teamwork, confidence, and leadership through participation in athletic pursuits as “the other half of education.”

About University Orthopedics

University Orthopedics (UOI, universityorthopedics.com), with clinic locations in Rhode Island (East Greenwich, East Providence, Johnston, Providence, Middletown, North Providence, and Westerly) and Massachusetts (Mansfield), is a regional center for orthopedics, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. UOI includes more than 40 board-certified orthopedic, fellowship-trained musculoskeletal, and sports medicine physicians.  These specialists are faculty members of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University who teach medical students, orthopedic residents, and fellowship sub-specialty surgeons.