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Rhode Island FC Announces Highbar as Official Physical Therapy Partner
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Rhode Island FC’s Partnerships Continue to Expand as Highbar Joins the Club as the Official Physical Therapy Partner

Blog | Rhode Island FC Announces Highbar as Official Physical Therapy Partner

PAWTUCKET, RI – Rhode Island FC has announced that Highbar will join the Club as its official physical therapy partner, supporting the team with injury prevention, rehabilitation, and game-day recovery. 

Highbar, formerly Performance Physical Therapy, is a leading physical therapy practice with roots in more than 20 communities in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. 

“Having a world class physical therapy partner is critical to keeping our players on the pitch. When we considered who we wanted for this crucial partnership, Highbar was the only choice for us,” said Vicky Lynch, Rhode Island FC Chief Revenue Officer. “On top of that, we have a shared commitment to the community, so we look forward to our two organizations working together to bring value to our fans.” 

“We are thrilled to partner with Rhode Island FC and grateful to have the ongoing opportunity to provide innovative, highest-level physical therapy services, to not only our community but now our first professional soccer team,” said Highbar’s CEO, Dr. Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS, OCS, and President of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), RI Chapter.

Highbar physical therapists will support Rhode Island FC players in injury prevention, performance optimization, and the rehabilitation of any injuries sustained. The Highbar team will work closely with the Club’s Head Athletic Trainer on match days and at training sessions to establish a therapy approach that will position the players for success on the pitch.  

A full list of Rhode Island FC Partners and information on becoming a partner is available here.

About Rhode Island FC   

Rhode Island FC, a club for all Rhode Island, is independently owned and operated and is the only homegrown men’s professional team in the state. It is led by co-founders Brett Johnson and former MLS and USMNT player Michael Parkhurst, a Rhode Island native. The club will begin play in March 2024 in its temporary venue, Beirne Stadium on the campus of Bryant University, while its permanent home stadium is completed for the 2025 season. The Stadium at Tidewater Landing in downtown Pawtucket will be a state-of-the-art stadium with a 10,000+ capacity. More information at

About Highbar

Highbar, formerly Performance Physical Therapy, has been raising the standard for physical therapy for more than 20 years. A leading practice with clinics in more than 20 communities across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, Highbar brings together the science of musculoskeletal health with the art of individualized care, delivering life-changing outcomes for patients. Highbar develops leading-edge physical therapists who practice at the top of their license as primary care providers for musculoskeletal disorders, and challenge themselves and their patients to reach new goals. The team at Highbar empowers people to feel better, move freely, and live fully. To learn more, visit


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Mike Raia (Half Street Group), for Rhode Island FC  

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