Scottsdale, AZ - The Action Sports Medicine Foundation and the Road 2 Recovery Foundation with the help of Title Sponsor Leatt Brace are proud to bring the Mobile Safety/Sports Medicine Unit to the Mini O’s. This is the same unit that debuted at Loretta Lynn’s in August. The mobile 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 medical staff at this years Mini O’s will be certified athletic trainers Christine Chmielewski and Eddie Casillas, physician assistant Randy Fulford and doctors James McGee, John Abbott and Steve Augustine who are all 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 by providing information to the athletes. David Manning of Jacksonville, Florida recently donated a portable X-ray machine to the program which only further enhances the level of care ASMF/R2R brings to the athletes at these events.
“We had an amazing debut at Loretta Lynn’s this year. The injuries we saw ranged from minor cuts to dislocated wrists, resulting in a significant reduction of riders being transported to the hospital. All of the athletes can now race with a piece of mind knowing they have a top rate medical staff to serve them. We are still working thru financial hurdles but the hard work of both our organizations have brought the unit to the Mini O’s.“ quoted Chuck Baldwin, Director of the Road 2 Recovery Foundation.
“Certified athletic trainers are the backbone of the program and are skilled health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from sports participation. The goal of the athletic trainers at theses events is to provide numerous medical and educational services to the athletes and parents that do not fall under the EMS professionals’ care service umbrella. Athletic trainers will fill a gap in the athlete’s care that has not been available in the past. Working together with the local EMS providers, ASMF/R2R is there to raise the level of care to athletes competing in action sports,” quoted Dr. Steve Augustine, President and Founder of ASMF.