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Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides medical support during Challenge Soccer Club's Texas Shootout

HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of physicians and athletic trainers from Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provided continuous medical support during the 27th Annual Challenge Soccer Club's Texas Shootout tournament recently held in Houston.

The tournament is the top women's college recruiting event of the year and drew players from state, regional and national level teams from across the country.   

"With the time our physicians and athletic trainers gave during this event, we were able to provide a high level of care for these players," said Scott Rand, M.D., a primary care sports medicine physician at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. "From concussions and facial lacerations to ankle and knee injuries and allergic reactions, we helped the athletes stay at their best during the competition."

Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine physicians and athletic trainers partner with the Challenge Soccer Club to provide medical support for Houston-area players throughout the year.

"We had so many families compliment us on having incredible medical support," said Pat O'Toole, director of coaching for Challenge Soccer Club. "Their jaws drop when I tell them that this is the standard of care the Challenge Soccer Club families receive every day from our relationship with Houston Methodist."

Despite a few weather delays, the tournament, which spanned two Houston parks and lasted three days, was considered a success. Physicians who volunteered time for the event include Rand, Bruce Moseley, M.D., John Seaberg, M.D., and Gregory Seelhoefer, M.D. 

To schedule an appointment with a Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician, call 281.737.0999 or visit houstonmethodist.org/orthopedics

About Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Utilizing the latest research and state-of-the-art technology, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has become the leader in orthopedic care in northwest Houston. Setting new standards and raising the bar in quality of care, an elite group of orthopedic surgeons with subspecialties in foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and spine and sports medicine collaborate with primary care sports medicine physicians and rehabilitation therapists to offer patients of all ages the least invasive, advanced treatment options available.

About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, the hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, and focuses on women and children in its new Women's & Children's Pavilion. For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital campus, please visit www.houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook. To find a physician, call 281.737.2500.

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