The Sioux Falls Skyforce basketball team once again partnered with Sanford Health. Over the past 15 seasons, Sanford Health has been the official sports medicine team for the Skyforce. But this season, the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance (NIAHP) at Sanford is coordinating a complete hydration, nutrition, training and injury risk reduction athletic enhancement program designed specifically for each player on the NBA Development League team.
The new integrated package of services is being provided by the NIAHP certified sports dietitian and exercise physiologists, Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physicians, Sanford POWER Center exercise specialists and Sanford athletic trainers and physical therapists.
The Sanford team works together with the Skyforce staff and players to optimize performance, reduce injury risk and minimize rehabilitation time. Sanford Health is proud of this unique integrated program for the Skyforce and looks forward to working with local high school, college and professional teams to similarly help maximize the talent on each team and keep players in the game.