Lansing Ignite announces new partnership in healthcare

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - On Monday, the newest professional team in Lansing announced that Peak Performance Physical Therapy will be the official athletic training and rehabilitation partner for the Lansing Ignite.

Peak Performance Physical Therapy is a Lansing-based business.

They will provide on the field healthcare for the team for the 2019 season.

“Peak Performance Physical Therapy truly understands what is necessary to keep our players performing at the highest level possible for the 2019 season, so we’re thrilled to partner with them,” LIFC President Nick Grueser said. “Our goals are to reach the USL League One Playoffs and fight for the championship in year one, and we have no doubt Peak Performance Physical Therapy will provide us with the best injury prevention programs, as well as first-class recovery treatments, to help our team achieve those goals.”

This was announced at a press conference at the Peak Performance location in Okemos.

“It is an exciting time in Lansing to be able to recruit players from around the world to participate in professional soccer right here in Lansing,” Jill Marlan, CEO/Founder of Peak Performance Physical Therapy said. “Peak Performance Physical Therapy is honored to be the trusted athletic training and rehabilitation partner of the Lansing Ignite soccer team. We are committed to providing the best possible care to the team to achieve the highest level of success.”

Lansing Ignite Football Club begins its USL League One campaign against the Richmond Kickers in Richmond, Virginia, on March 30 and against Greenville Triumph SC in Greenville, South Carolina, on April 6.

The team will then return to Lansing to prepare for its week-long, home-opening celebration.

LIFC will hold a celebration in downtown Lansing ahead of the team’s first League One match at Cooley Law School Stadium against the Kickers on April 13, and the celebration of soccer in the Michigan capital will continue three days later when LIFC faces off against the Michigan State Spartans in the Capital Cup.