Action Sports Medicine Unit at 2007 Mini O’sFriday, December 7, 2007 | 5:43 AM
Scottsdale, AZ – During the 2007 Mini O’s the Action Sports Medicine Foundation treated over 300 riders during the Mini O’s. The ASMF provides a mobile sports medicine unit at amateur races and is supported by The Road 2 Recovery Foundation and sponsored by Leatt Brace. The ASMF Mobile Sports Medicine Unit provided on-site sports medicine services from taping and stretching to evaluation and medical treatment of injuries not requiring emergency room transport, including x-rays. Utilizing 3 physicians, 1 physicians assistant, and 5 certified athletic trainers, the unit brought a new level and understanding of the importance of safety and health issues by providing information to the athletes on things like Safety Equipment, Dehydration and Concussions, just to name a few. With riders having access to onsite care for injuries such as setting broken bones and suturing lacerations, the number of riders transported to the hospital was significantly reduced.
Photo of the Action Sports Medicine Foundation Amateur Medical Mobile Unit at the MiniO’s
The Action Sports Medicine Foundation's goal is to provide a reliable and valid resource for athletes looking to receive sports medicine services, and for the various health care workers interested in providing these services. We will primarily focus our efforts on athletes competing in the sports of motocross, BMX, mountain biking, skateboarding, wakeboarding, and surfing. We believe that quality sports medicine is essential to enable these athletes to continue to compete in their sports, and as our foundation develops, we hope to become a major contributor to the enhancement of sports medicine in the action sports community. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Augustine and his Action Sports Medicine Foundation, please go to: http://www.asmfjax.com/home.asp.
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is dedicated to helping AMA licensed motocross members with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional and spiritual support to these individuals and their families. For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact Road 2 Recovery at 480 276-1131 or [email protected].
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