An inside look at the upcoming MedStar Health Club at the Massive St. James Sports Complex



The St. James, which has partnered with MedStar Health, has 450,000 square feet of training and sports medicine space. Photo courtesy of St. James.

In September, the St. James Sports Complex in Springfield will finally open its doors. Its founders, Kendrick ashton and Craig dixon, recently announced a partnership with MedStar Health that will make the giant multi-use facility even more insane, turning it into a one-stop-shop for health enthusiasts seeking recovery if they injure themselves on, say, a golf simulator or squash search.

The MedStar Health partnership will bring services including primary care, physiotherapy and sports medicine to the 450,000 square foot complex and will be fully operational by early 2019. “MedStar will have access to the entire complex, and they will have their own space, which we are designing as we speak, ”says Ashton. “They will take advantage of the entire complex to provide state-of-the-art services on the rehabilitation, recovery and injury prevention front.”

Here is an overview in figures of what this partnership entails.

square feet of space dedicated to the MedStar clinic

square feet of resources and facilities for rehabilitation work, making it the largest and most diverse therapy space in the country

square feet of space for rehabilitation work equipped with specialized therapeutic equipment

private therapy assessment and treatment areas

physiotherapists on site at the opening 2019

estimated number of physiotherapy patients served per day at St. James Institution, on average

estimated additional people served by MedStar Health in the first year of St. James operation

the only healthcare provider in the Greater Washington area with a dedicated sports medicine research arm

partnerships with youth sports teams and organizations

professional sports teams have chosen MedStar Health for their team care (Capitals, Wizards, Ravens, Orioles, Mystics, Valor, Brigade and DC United)

MedStar Health Agencies in Northern Virginia

cryotherapy treatment space located in the internal spa of the St. James

square feet for health club with over 170 fitness equipment

High performance training turf for speed, sled and dynamic Prowler training

high level personal trainers

strength and conditioning trainers

group fitness classes per week

estimated number of primary care sports medicine patients served per day at St. James Institution, on average

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Elliot joined Washingtonian in January 2018. A graduate of Villanova University, he grew up in the Philadelphia area before earning a Masters in Journalism from Syracuse University. His work has also been published in the Washington post, and, among others. He lives in Bloomingdale.



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