UIC Athletics and NovaCare Ink Partnership

Oct. 18, 2013

CHICAGO - UIC Athletics and NovaCare Rehabilitation are proud to announce a three-year partnership that sets NovaCare apart as the Flames' preferred physical therapy provider.  The agreement will give UIC student-athletes access to highly respected clinicians and state-of-the-art medical treatments.  In turn, NovaCare continues to advance their brand as UIC stands as Chicago's largest public university.

"We are extremely excited about our partnership with NovaCare," said Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Mike Gilmartin.  "It allows us to provide more quality medical care for our student-athletes, which is important as we look to provide every opportunity for them to be successful."

Beginning in the fall of 2014 with the addition of women's soccer, UIC Athletics will support 20 Division-I varsity programs that include over 300 student-athletes.  Since 2005, 21 Flames' teams have participated in NCAA postseason play.  Over the past seven years, UIC Athletics touts a graduation rate of 82 percent, which far exceeds the national average of 59 percent.

"NovaCare is excited to provide industry-leading expertise in physical therapy and sports medicine to such a well-respected and competitive athletics department," said Noreen Karadsheh, Sports Medicine Coordinator for NovaCare Rehabilitation in Chicago. "We are proud to partner with the UIC Flames to ensure their student-athletes receive quality care and prompt treatment whenever injury occurs."

With questions regarding partnerships with UIC Athletics, please contact Patrick Cogan at 312-996-2221 or via email at

About NovaCare:  NovaCare Rehabilitation is part of the Select Medical Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation with approximately 950 locations in 32 states and the District of Columbia. Throughout the country we operate primarily as Select Physical Therapy, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Kessler Rehabilitation Center and KORT. Our highly respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being. We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals. Our integrated local market network allows us to effectively partner with physicians, employers, payors and case managers to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. We also provide physical therapy and athletic training services to professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools.