Florida-based Ability Health Services & Rehabilitation worked closely with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) to provide athletic training and physical therapy care to the wrestlers at the recent FYTER FEST and FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN events, which both took place last month in Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, respectively.
AEW features a world-class roster of diverse male and female wrestlers, giving fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. Founded by President and CEO Tony Khan, AEW is headlined by Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. The roster is also filled with incredibly skilled competitors including Nyla Rose, Awesome Kong, Dustin Rhodes, Jungle Boy, Dr. Britt Baker, MJF and SCU.
Ability Rehabilitation helped to prepare the wrestlers for their matches through a variety of activities including manual therapy, stretching and taping. Post-match treatment included manual therapy, Kinesio taping, splinting and wound care. The trainers also worked closely with Dr. Michael Sampson, AEW’s chief physician. Dr. Sampson has worked with professional wrestlers, Olympians and college athletes for the past 24 years.
“The wrestlers were an incredibly versatile group of athletes who displayed an impressive array of strength, power and agility,” said John Guerrina, ATC/LAT, BSHSE and Vice President of Ability Health Services & Rehabilitation. “It was a pleasure working with them as well as with Dr. Sampson, who provided on the spot care for the wrestlers.”
Kim Valva, Director of Operations and Business Development from PTandMe.com, helped to bring Ability Rehabilitation and AEW together for the Florida events. Valva stated: “When I saw the partnerships and the culture that AEW was looking to create, I knew that Ability Rehabilitation would be a natural fit. As a lifelong wrestling fan, it was a win for everyone to bring together world-class physical therapy and world-class wrestling.”
About All Elite Wrestling
AEW is a new professional wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite (Cody and Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) and Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers who are poised to bring new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was DOUBLE OR NOTHING on May 25 in Las Vegas, followed by FYTER FEST on June 29 in Daytona Beach, FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN on July 13 in Jacksonville, and ALL OUT on August 31 in Chicago. For more info, check out @AEWrestling (Twitter), @AllEliteWrestling (Instagram), /AllEliteWrestling (FB), AllEliteWrestling (YouTube), and additionally, AllEliteWrestling.com.