The Action Sports Medicine Foundation and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation are proud to bring the ASMF Mobile Sports Medicine Unit to the 2010 Mini O’s for the fifth year in a row. The treatment facility will again provide sports medicine services such as taping and stretching as well as evaluation and medical treatment of injuries not requiring emergency room transport. The team of motocross medic experts is under the direction of Dr Stephen Augustine. The ASMF staff covering the event will be certified athletic trainers Christine Chmielewski, Danny Dongo, Stacey Quinn, Samantha Julias, and physical therapist/athletic trainer Todd Furman. Also part of the highly skilled team is physician assistant Randy Fulford, paramedic Andy Burkhalter, and EMT Aaron Lundy. The foundation will also have residents from the University of Florida Sports Medicine Fellowship program learning about our sport first hand. All of our staff is experienced with motocross sports medicine. In addition to providing on site sports medicine care, the unit will bring a new level and understanding of the importance of safety and health issues to the sport.
We are doing all this without sponsorship this year. As we all know, the money in the industry is just not there. Any input of ideas you may have to help us recoup our costs to continue to provide this service and grow the program would be greatly appreciated. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Road 2 Recovery, without them this year would not have been possible. Thank you to Anita, Bob, Chuck and all the rest of the members and supporters of this incredible foundation.
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Supercross and Motocross athletes. One goal at the Road 2 Recovery would be to completely provide for a professional rider for the duration of their life if they are unable to generate revenue again. We can strive towards this goal with the help of everyone in the motocross community who is passionate about this sport. The Road 2 Recovery is out there to make our sport a better safer place. www.road2recovery.com
The Action Sports Medicine Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality and availability of sports medicine to athletes participating in action sports. The foundation was formed in 2003 by Dr. Steve Augustine, and is based out of the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute in Florida. Our desire is to become a quality resource for athletes who are looking to receive sports medicine on-site services, and for the various health care workers who are looking to help provide these services. The primary sports that we will be serving are motocross, BMX, skateboarding, wakeboarding and surfing. Within this population, we will focus on the amateur athlete. Our goal is to enhance the level of on-site sports medical care at the grass roots level. In doing so, we can enable the athletes to maximize their capabilities and participation in their chosen sports. Secondarily, we feel confident that we can raise the level of understanding of these sports within the medical community, thus enabling other health care practitioners to better deal with the needs of this unique group of athletes. www.asmfjax.com and www.joionline.net.