Nerd Street Gamers Partners with the Rothman Orthopaedics to Promote Gamers’ Health

Paige FunkNews & Events

PHILADELPHIA, JANUARY 21, 2020Nerd Street Gamers, the national esports infrastructure company dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers, today announced a partnership with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, a world-leader in orthopaedic care, to promote healthy habits for gamers of all ages and skill levels. This strategic partnership is being launched alongside the Philadelphia Fusion, who has named Rothman Orthopaedics as their Official Team Doctor.   

“Similar to traditional sport athletes, esports competitors need to be mindful of their mental and physical wellbeing to perform at a high level,” said John Fazio, Founder and CEO of Nerd Street Gamers. “By partnering with Rothman Orthopaedics, one of the most respected names in sports medicine, we are making significant steps to educate and promote healthy lifestyles for  the esports community as a whole.”

As the popularity of esports continues to rise, Nerd Street Gamers and Rothman Orthopaedics are dedicated to working together to educate parents, fans, and gamers about healthy gaming. A passion for esports can be discovered at a young age, and developing awareness as well as best practices around training, practicing, and competing is important for the growth and success of the industry.

Under the terms of the partnership, Rothman Orthopaedics will sponsor Nerd Street Gamers Summer Camp series. Rothman Orthopaedics physicians will also hold seminars on gamer health at the camps and at Nerd Street Gamers’ Localhost venues in the Philadelphia area. The sessions will invite parents, gamers, and other interested individuals and organizations to hear from the experts about best practices for physical and mental health in gaming, and answer questions from the audience.

“We are excited to be one of the leaders in orthopaedics that recognizes the opportunity within the gaming industry such as delivering high-level musculoskeletal care to a newer audience,” says Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, President of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. “Contrary to belief, esport athletes should be afforded the same level of care that your typical athlete receives—and that means providing amateur and professional esport athletes orthopaedic care from some of the world’s best orthopaedic physicians.”

“Rothman Orthopaedics has always focused on partnering with organizations like Nerd Street Gamers that give us a platform to educate communities on the latest health guidance,” said Mike West, CEO of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. “Gaming is an emerging sector, one that many health professionals aren’t paying attention to. With the increase of participation among esport athletes, it’s important they receive clear information about ways they can stay healthy.”

About Nerd Street Gamers

Nerd Street Gamers (NSG), formerly known as N3rd Street Gamers, is a national network of esports facilities and events dedicated to powering competitive opportunities for gamers. The company promotes greater access to the esports industry, laying a national framework for esports talent development and high-quality gaming tournaments. NSG has received backing from Five Below, Elevate Capital, SeventySix Capital, a premier sports tech venture capital firm, and Comcast. For more information, please visit https://www.nsg.gg.

About Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a world-leader in the field of orthopaedics providing communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York with high-quality, compassionate and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine—the results of which will exceed expectations. 

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopaedists treat patients at nearly 40 office locations, two of which include orthopaedic urgent care clinics. Rothman also has surgical privileges at 58 facilities across the tristate region. With experts in nine orthopaedic sub-specialties including spine, hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedic oncology and trauma, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is recognized for excellence in clinical treatment methods, research, education and technology. 

Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be the official team physicians for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, the iconic Radio City Rockettes, The Big East Conference, as well as over 40 college and high school teams. 
For more information about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute please call 1-800-321-9999 or visit www.RothmanOrtho.com.

Media Contacts:

Matt Fleischl
Gregory FCA on behalf of Nerd Street Gamers
mfleischl@gregoryfca.com  
#: 610-228-2129

Alex Hammond
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
alex.hammond@rothmanortho.com
#: 267-353-1667