This past weekend, Chicago was overtaken by Rugby enthusiasts to take part in "The Rugby Weekend Presented by AIG" festivities. This two day event included two matches, USA Eagles vs New Zealand Maori on Friday evening at Toyota Park and Ireland vs New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday at Solider Field. In partnership with The Legacy Agency LTD, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute was named the Official Orthopedic Partner of the Matches.
During the games, IBJI provided physician, physical therapist, and athletic training support as part of the pitch side medical team. IBJI staff who attended include, Dr. Eric Chehab, MD, Dr. Mark Hamming MD, and Dr. Craig Westin, MD, Andre Blom, PT, STC, Matt Repa, ATC, MHA, & Phil Duplessy, ATC.
"We are honored to be a part of such a fantastic event that helps promote Rugby within the United States ." stated Andre Blom, PT, STC. In addition to medical support, IBJI also took part in the pre-game Fan Fest where game attendees could meet with an IBJI representative to learn more about our services and win prizes.