USA SWIMMING SELECTS DOVER PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
TO RECEIVE HIGH PERFORMANCE AWARD
GEORGE EDELMAN AND JULIA GORMAN RECOGNIZED FOR
QUALITY CARE FOR USA SWIMMING NATIONAL TEAM
DOVER, Del. (May 8, 2008) – Local business owners and founders of Edelman Spine and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (ESOPT), George T. Edelman MPT, OCS, MTC and Julia C. Gorman, MPT, OCS, MTC were selected to receive a 2007 High Performance Award, granted by USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming and home to the United States’ Olympic and National swimming teams.
This award is presented to members of the USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Network who have demonstrated commitment to quality care and teamwork during their service in the field and/or their Network Internship. Edelman and Gorman have participated on the Sports Science Task Force for USA Swimming to develop programs for the un-injured swimmer since 2002.
“We are honored to be recognized by USA Swimming for our contributions to the team and look forward to continuing our work with this incredible organization as well as making our key learnings available to the patients in our practice in Dover,” Edelman said. “At ESOPT, we are passionate about maintaining and improving the performance of athletes of all levels with our skilled physical therapy.”
The granting of this award indicates official acceptance to the High Performance Network, a highly screened network of practitioners currently working with or qualified to work with USA Swimming's National Team. It was designed to facilitate the development of relationships between National Team coaches, Olympic hopefuls, and the top Sports Medicine and Sport Science professionals in the country and to making the swimming-specific services of Sports Medicine and Science professionals accessible on a regular and immediate basis.
Applying their experience with USA Swimming’s National Team to the local community, Edelman and Gorman provide physical therapy services for several Delaware swim clubs. A nine-time national champion in swimming, Gorman sat on the board of directors of USA Swimming for 10 years. Edelman is currently writing a chapter on shoulder rehabilitation for swimmers for an upcoming orthopaedic rehabilitation text book.