Athlete cross-training with kettlebell weights

STACK Sports finds a new home

You may be a high school volleyball player or training for the Turkey Trot 5k. Regardless of the level of skill the task takes, you want your body to be in top physical form before showing off your athletic skills.

And if you injure yourself, you want to receive the best care that will get you back in the game faster.

Known for comprehensive performance training enhancement, conditioning and recovery training, Spartanburg Regional’s STACK Sports Performance Training has a new home in the Upward Star Center adjacent to the Spartanburg Regional Sports Medicine Institute (SMI). 

“With sports medicine physicians on the same property at the Sports Medicine Institute, we are able to tap into that orthopaedic care,” said Matt Lyden, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System sports medicine manager. “One example is the Return to Play Program which allows for patients to leave SMI care and go right back into performance with a more seamless transition.”

STACK programing works on overall athleticism with Olympic-grade training focusing on strength, movement, stability and flexibility. Training also focuses on how to play sports without getting injured and assisting athletes who have pre-existing, chronic injuries or issues such as muscle imbalances.

Athletes who play at the Upward Star Center, located in Spartanburg at 9768 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy, also have the advantages of access to healthcare professionals such as Certified Athletic Trainers, Registered Dietitians and now Degreed Certified Sports Performance Coaches.

“Training athletes at Upward in the state-of-the-art facility near a sports medicine outlet is a win-win for all parties involved,” said Gary Hazelwood, M.Ed., SMI sports performance supervisor.

For a free trial of the STACK Sports Performance Training program, visit, call 864-560-BONE or e-mail

What is the Sports Medicine Institute?

Whether you consider yourself a casual athlete or you’re serious about your sport, injuries can happen, and the Sports Medicine Institute has the expertise to return you to your former level of fitness. Even if you’re just starting out, let us show you how to improve your greatest fitness potential — injury free.

The Sports Medicine Institute is located in Spartanburg’s Upward Star Center. The center is staffed with board-certified doctors who specialize in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery – including spine surgery and joint replacement. Our physical therapists are experts in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Our Athletic Trainers and Sports Performance Coaches have experience from the professional, colligate and the private industry settings.