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Located in Billings, Montana, Athletic Medicine & Performance (AMP) began in 1992 as a collaboration between St. Vincent Healthcare and two orthopedic practices: Montana Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine. Their goal was to help athletes prevent injuries and, if injuries did occur, to provide them the absolute best medical care. In order to do so, they offered local area high schools and colleges the opportunity to have certified athletic trainers work with their athletes at no cost. In addition, certified athletic trainers - and the physicians themselves - were on the sidelines of athletic events, ready to offer assistance when needed.
Since that time, their work in communities both large and small has helped to ensure that athletes of all ages and skill levels receive the training they need for peak performance and to stay healthy. More than 1000 athletes have excelled in their chosen sport after completing the well-known Montana Athletic Performance program (now the POWER program) and hundreds have been able to return to athletic competition after completing the ACL-recovery program.
In 2008, the two orthopedic practices merged to form Ortho Montana, while continuing to work with St. Vincent Healthcare to offer its sports performance program. Later that year, in order to expand the outreach and service efforts of its sports medicine and performance, the group added a third partner, Yellowstone Surgery Center, and reintroduced itself as AMP, Athletic Medicine & Performance.
AMP is a partnership of St. Vincent Healthcare, Ortho Montana and Yellowstone Surgery Center.