Asterisk-Led Concussion Management Program a Step Forward for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Athletes
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Throughout the 2012 season, the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center (AMMC) has successfully implemented a comprehensive Concussion Management Program for professional motocross athletes competing in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. With a grant from Shoei Safety Helmet Corporation and the support of MX Sports Pro Racing, ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) baselines for all competitors have been completed.
Paul R. Reiman, M.D., Medical Advisor for the AMMC Concussion program, along with Eddie Casillas, ATC, Program Coordinator, have implemented the concussion evaluation and treatment process. Riders with a suspected concussion will be evaluated at the event, and if a concussion is confirmed, the rider will be referred to a concussion specialist in their area for care and follow-up testing until results have returned to baseline. The rider will then undergo an exertion stress test and if all three components are met - physician evaluation, examination after exercise, and an ImPACT test that returns to baseline - the rider will be released to riding. All riders must have a final evaluation, by the Chief Medical Officer of the event, at the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center prior to returning to competition.
John Bodnar, M.D., Medical Director of the AMMC, wanted to thank the professional motocross community for its strong support during the implementation process.
"I particularly want to thank Shoei Helmets for its financial support, (along with) MX Sports Pro Racing and Feld Motor Sports for their concern and dedication to rider safety," said Bodnar. "As well as Eddie Casillas, ATC, and Paul R. Reiman, M.D., for their expertise and hard work in designing and implementing this comprehensive modern concussion program."
Athletes entering professional competition, or other individuals interested in learning more about the ImPACT program, should contact Eddie Casillas, ATC, at 760-575-4878 and email@example.com or Paul R. Reiman, M.D., at 951-461-8684.
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MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world's most prestigious motocross series - the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. The industry leader in off road powersport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli Sports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products. Alli Sports includes: the Dew Tour, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and the Red Bull Signature Series; Alli Media, which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop, an online retailer carrying top skate and BMX consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products. Alli Sports is owned by NBC Sports. More information can be found at www.allisports.com.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing sanctioning body in the United States, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization sanctions professional motorcycle racing competition, which includes, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA Pro Road Racing, and AMA Pro Flat Track. Visit www.amaproracing.com.
NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast's 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, Wimbledon, French Open, Tour de France and Kentucky Derby.
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports including UFC, surfing, motocross, snowboarding and more. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. With more hours of UFC coverage than any other network, FUEL TV is the place to be for live fights, weigh-ins, prelims, pre- and post-fight coverage, specials and events you won't see anywhere else. See why adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 36 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4 FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, lubricants and problem-solving performance additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the "Official Motor Oil of the Pro Motocross Championship." Visit www.LucasOil.com.
Asterisk Mobile Medical Center
The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center is an emergency care facility available at each AMA Professional Motocross and Supercross event to staff, participants, and crew at no cost. The full 53 foot hospital trailer is staffed with qualified, experienced medical personnel and offers specialized equipment for our sport's unique injuries. The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center is provided to the racing community by Asterisk. Our event day operations are made possible by MX Sports Pro Racing, Feld Motorsports, various Race teams, as well as individual riders and private donors. Visit our website at www.themedicrig.com to learn more about our program.