Performance Physical Therapy Recognized as NYSS Champion

FOR RELEASE BY September 17, 2020 AT 9:00AM ET

Contact: Dr. Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS

Phone: 401.726.7100


Performance Physical Therapy recognized by President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition as NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports

Performance Physical Therapy becomes an NYSS Champion

(Providence, RI) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize Performance Physical Therapy as one of the first organizations to join the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champions. HHS released the NYSS in September 2019 in response to Presidential Executive Order 13824, which called for a national strategy to increase youth sports participation. The NYSS is the first Federal roadmap with actionable strategies to increase participation in youth sports, increase awareness of the benefits of youth sports participation, monitor and evaluate youth sports participation, and recruit and engage volunteers in youth sports programming.

NYSS aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code. NYSS Champions represent organizations that are working towards achieving this vision.

As a NYSS Champion, Performance Physical Therapy has demonstrated support of youth sports and commitment to the NYSS vision. Performance Physical Therapy will be recognized along with other NYSS Champions on as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with HHS to improve the youth sports landscape in America.

“We know children who obtain regular physical activity gain important physical and mental health benefits, which are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains ADM Brett Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. “I’m thrilled to acknowledge the work of the NYSS Champions who are furthering the mission of the NYSS and helping to foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity for our nation’s youth.”

“We are honored to join and be recognized by the NYSS Champions. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our youth in so many ways, including their access and participation in regular physical activity,” states Michelle Collie, CEO of Performance Physical Therapy. “It’s essential we find new, creative, and safe ways to keep our youth moving.”

“Introducing the positive effects physical activity has on an individual at a young age helps them develop habits that create a focus on physical and mental wellbeing,” says Brian Hay, Physical Therapist and Development Officer at Performance Physical Therapy. “We are truly grateful to be partnering with the NYSS Champions to help spread awareness of and access to physical activity.”

About Performance Physical Therapy

Performance Physical Therapy is the region’s leading provider of innovative, results-driven physical therapy and athletic training services. Our team boasts the highest number of board-certified clinicians in New England. At Performance, you’ll receive individualized, high-quality care that is based on the latest research. That means you’ll recover in fewer visits, and can get back to work, sports, and life sooner. Performance Physical Therapy is owned and operated by local physical therapists, meaning we’re invested in both your health and your community. We make decisions and provide services that empower our communities to lead healthy, fulfilling, and happy lives. Learn more at or call 401.726.7100.

The NYSS Champion is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Used with permission. Participation by Performance Physical Therapy does not imply endorsement by HHS/ODPHP.

About the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN) is a Federal Advisory Committee run by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) and plays a vital role in keeping the Nation healthy. PCSFN and ODPHP accomplish this by setting national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans. PCSFN and ODPHP are part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more about ODPHP visit


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