MedStar Is Coming to the Massive St. James Sports Complex. Here’s How It Will Look, by the Numbers.

The partnership brings services including primary care, physical therapy, and sports medicine.

The St. James, which has partnered with MedStar Health, is 450,000 square feet of training and sports medicine space. Photo courtesy of The St. James.

This September, the St. James sports complex in Springfield will finally open. Its founders, Kendrick Ashton and Craig Dixon, recently announced a partnership with MedStar Health that will make the behemoth multi-use facility even more insane, turning it into a one-stop-shop for health enthusiasts looking for recovery should they injure themselves on, say, a golf simulator or the squash court.

The MedStar Health partnership will bring services including primary care, physical therapy, and sports medicine to the 450,000-square-foot complex and will be fully operational by early 2019. “MedStar will have access to the full complex, and they’ll have their own space, which we’re in the middle of designing as we speak,” Ashton says. “They will be leveraging the entirety of the complex to provide cutting-edge services on the rehab, recovery, and injury-prevention front.”

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at what this partnership entails.

St. James/MedStar Numbers


square feet of dedicated MedStar clinic space


square feet of resources and facilities for rehab work, making it the largest and most diverse therapy space in the country


square feet of space for rehab work outfitted with specialized therapy equipment


private therapy evaluation and treatment spaces


physical therapists onsite at the 2019 opening


anti-gravity treadmill


estimated physical therapy patients served per day at the St. James facility, on average


estimated additional people served by MedStar Health in the first year of operation at The St. James

MedStar Numbers


the only health care provider in Greater Washington region with a dedicated sports medicine research arm


partnerships with youth sports teams and organizations


professional sports teams have chosen MedStar Health for their team’s care (Capitals, Wizards, Ravens, Orioles, Mystics, Valor, Brigade, and DC United)


MedStar Health locations in Northern Virginia

The St. James Numbers


cryotherapy treatment space located in The St. James’ in-house spa


sport programs offered


square footage for the health club with over 170 pieces of fitness equipment

100 ft

high performance training turf for speed, sled, and dynamic Prowler training


high level personal trainers


strength and conditioning coaches


group fitness classes per week


estimated patients served per day for primary care sports medicine at the St. James facility, on average

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