SSC Shadow teams up with Rockwood Clinic


Spokane SC Shadow announced today that it has welcomed Rockwood Clinic as an official provider of sports medicine and orthopedic services for the club such as Athletic Training, Orthopedics, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Sports Physical Therapy, Sports Performance, and Education in addition to providing on-site medical service for the Spokane Shadow First Teams.

shadow-sc(Shadow Release) “We are very excited to solidify our relationship further with the Spokane Shadow, says Dr. Monica Blykowski-May, Interim-CEO of Rockwood Clinic. “The Shadow is a successful soccer organization providing an ideal venue for soccer athletes in the Spokane Area and we know that superior health and physical performance for these athletes are critical pieces in their overall athletic development”

The relationship is off to a quick start with Rockwood Clinic providing services for the Shadow First Teams since the start of the EPLWA and NWPL seasons. As an official SSC Shadow provider, the Rockwood Clinic logo will be featured on the First Teams jerseys as well as on promotional materials.

“As the leading soccer club in the Inland Northwest, this is another big step forward in our progression as one of the elite clubs in the northwest as a whole,” said SSC Shadow Technical Director Abbas Faridnia. “We are excited to be providing through this arrangement services that are not typically available through most soccer clubs. But more importantly, this  relationship will be a great asset for our players’ over the short-term in managing injuries, and help them long-term in health and fitness.”

Dr. Chris Dewing M.D. will lead the team of sports medicine professionals that will provide an integrated approach to sports medicine. This approach allows for true coordination of diagnostics, surgery, rehabilitation, therapy, and performance training to allow the athletes to return to their sport after injury. Quality, convenient, and expert care are hallmarks for Rockwood Clinic Integrated Sports Medicine group.


“Sports medicine is a growing medical sub specialty that requires the expertise and quality care of many individuals and we are pleased that our Integrated Sports Medicine group can provide all the services required by an elite athletic organization like the Spokane Shadow”, says Dr. Dewing.

Dr. Dewing is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Dewing is also a Commander in the United States Navy, currently serving in the Select Reserves. He has completed his orthopedic residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA, and studied sports medicine and hip arthroscopy at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. He served at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego as Director of Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy, training residents from the Uniformed Services and the University of California at San Diego. He also served as the primary orthopedic surgeon to the BUDS classes and the US Navy SEAL teams based in Coronado, CA

Rockwood Health System

Deaconess Hospital, Valley Hospital and Rockwood Clinic make up Rockwood Health System, an integrated healthcare delivery system that strives to increase access to health services, improve coordination of patient care, and focus on building quality relationships. The system’s goal is to provide the best healthcare experience possible by putting the patient and the family first.

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