• By Bryan Anderson

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Downtown Minneapolis Opens Oct. 1

October 1, 2014

Sports Med

MINNEAPOLIS — Mayo Clinic announced today the opening of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. Services in the new 22,000-square-foot facility include health and well-being programs, injury prevention, EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance) performance solutions, physical rehabilitation and sport-specific skills programs, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries for athletes of all ages.

The facility will be staffed by orthopedic and physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists, as well as EXOS performance specialists and dietitians.sports 2

“For more than two decades, the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center has provided care for professional and international sports teams, premier athletes and weekend warriors from virtually every sport,” says Jonathan Finnoff, D.O., medical director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic Square. “Our approach to integrated, multidisciplinary care to optimize performance, minimize risk and treat injury is truly a differentiator.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, anderson.bryan@mayo.edu

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Dr. Jonathan Finnoff
Medical Director

Dr. Nancy Cummings
Orthopedic Surgeon            

Jennifer Noiles
EXOS  Trainer        

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center is a global leader in whole-person care, providing sports and musculoskeletal injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion research, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, and surgical and nonsurgical management of sports-related injuries.

The facility will offer performance training programs for all sports, as well as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention and return-to-sport rehabilitation.

To ensure athletes have tailored performance programs for all sports, Mayo Clinic is collaborating with EXOS, whose performance specialists and dietitians will be on site at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Mayo Clinic Square. EXOS works with some of the top athletes in the world, including 105 first round National Football League draft picks and the World Cup Champion German national soccer team. Through this collaboration, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center and EXOS are applying knowledge, research and innovation to advance human performance and help athletes of all ages and athletic abilities achieve their goals.Mayo view

Also being offered at Mayo Clinic Square are the latest diagnostic techniques and treatments, as well as cutting-edge technology such as a sports medicine, musculoskeletal-dedicated GE 3T wide bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine.

“Mayo Clinic provides care for tens of thousands of Twin Cities residents, and we are excited to become a member of the downtown Minneapolis community,” says John T. Wald, M.D., Mayo Clinic radiologist and medical director for marketing and public affairs. “Our long-term collaboration with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, as well as our relationships with other Twin Cities-based sports teams, will serve as a catalyst for our ongoing commitment to the community."

People who desire more information about program descriptions and/or would like to schedule an appointment can visit sportsmedicine.mayoclinic.org or call 612-313-0520.


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About Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center
The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center offers the largest, most comprehensive and leading-edge practice in the United States for the prevention and treatment of sport injuries and optimization of performance for professional, competitive and recreational athletes of all ages. For more information, please visit sportsmedicine.mayoclinic.org.


Always see these tags on cars all over Rochester and have wondered what they meant.


The article says that current employees can trade in their stickers anytime after Feb. 3rd – the question is do we have to or can we just keep our stickers?


Couldn't have waited until spring to initiate this 🙂 my car is filthy and it's too cold to be outside working on the car! is there a deadline tht this must be done by? (sort of kidding, but seriously what is the deadline?


I agree with Cheri and Gregory. Do we have to take the sticker off and when do we have to have this done by? Also, it's a bad time for us who don't have garages to make this switch. Brr!


My hubs and I both work at MCHS though diff locations. We sometimes switch vehicles. How do we apply the 1 tag per vehicle rule?


I checked with Security and they did not put a deadline on switching the tags. To put the tag on the car it is usually very easy. It works best to remove the old sticker tag in warmer weather and if attemted in cold weather, we would reccomend using a hair dryer to warm up the sticker. Also be careful not to damage your rear window defost if using a razor blade. Thanks Gary


Lori, Your question, What if both husband and wife work at different locations, This question would be best answered by contacting security at 2-2956, because we are aware that there can be a lot of different situations, Thanks Gary


So, if this is a must. Can we use the heated garage on Ferry street to thaw our cars out and not get frostbite?


I wish security would post their answers here too, I received a private message to my question which basically said this is for new employees and for when current employees get new cars – we don't have to take stickers off our current vehicles and put the new tags on.


I work at the Arcadia location and have never been given a window sticker. Will we be getting tags?


If you have a Wisconsin license plate, I recommend installing it on the upper right side of the plate. If installed on the upper left, it will obscure part of the WISCONSIN lettering. I was told when I picked up the tag it can be installed on either the upper left or upper right. It covers part of the cute farm picture when installed on the upper right, but that's better than covering the state name.


Will this be coming to Red Wing for parking?


So, according to what Greg Fellman posted, current employees do not need to get the new tags unless they get a different vehicle. Is this correct?

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