A rehabilitation, sports and activity-specific training center operated by Sanford Health will open a location in Grand Forks.
In an April 1 news release, Sanford Health announced Sanford POWER is coming to the city. The facility will work to improve athletic performance by stressing the principles of proper functional movement, through customized programming based on an individual’s specific needs. The release did not provide details of when or where the facility would open.
“We are excited to expand our Sanford POWER services to Grand Forks and bring our long history of sports excellence to northern North Dakota,” said Dr. Lisa Tollefson, medical director of the Sanford Health Grand Forks Clinic. “POWER will bring Grand Forks patients and athletes training and treatment programs that are unique to the area, and programs that will help them achieve their specific goals.”
Sanford POWER will be led by Anthony Morando, who served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Boston University men’s hockey team from 2011 to 2015. According to the release, Morado is certified in a number of areas, such as strength and conditioning, total body resistance and functional movement systems.
The goal of Sanford POWER is to identify key components of nutrition, hydration and biomechanics to deliver a comprehensive training program, while reducing the incidence of injury.
According to the release, professional athletes including NFL quarterback Carson Wentz, three-time Stanley Cup champion Matt Cullen and professional golfer Amy Olson, train with Sanford POWER. POWER has North Dakota locations in Fargo and Bismarck, as well as Sioux Falls, S.D., Bemidji, Minn. and one recently announced, in Irvine, Calif.