Volunteer Orthopedic Medical Staff to Host a Fully-Functioning On-Site Emergency “Room,” Complete with the Latest Technology in Recovery Therapy
Miami, Florida, January 16, 2014: OrthoNOW™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Center is a sponsor and medical provider for 3rd Annual Wodapalooza CrossFit Event and Fitness Festival kicking off January 17th in Bayfront Park. With over 80 affiliates in Miami, and more than 6,000 around the globe, CrossFit has become the universal sport of fitness. And, Wodapalooza has grown to become one of the largest fitness competitions and CrossFit events in the world in which CrossFit athletes and fitness enthusiasts from around the world will gather for three-days of competition and CrossFit challenges. As a medical provider, OrthoNOW™ will be on hand with a team of volunteer orthopedic medical staff working in a fully functioning on-site emergency tent to treat the athletes in the event of injury or dehydration. OrthoNOW™ will offer ARP Wave – the most innovative quick recovery therapy used by the most elite athletes–to Wodapalooza.
“OrthoNOW™ is committed to getting injured athletes back in the game,” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Center, a proud sponsor and medical provider to Wadopolooza. “CrossFit competitors are among the most well-conditioned athletes and consequently put considerable demands on their musculoskeletal system. Whether during the event or afterwards, OrthoNOW, South Florida’s only Orthopedic Urgent Care Center provides a no-appointment needed facility for crossfitters to easily have their source of pain or limitations assessed by the appropriate specialists,” concluded Dr. Badia.
The Wodapalooza event attracts a wide range of participants from elite athletes to everyday people, ages 15 and up who are determined to take their strengths and athleticism to the next level. Over 10,000 competitors are expected and a $10,000 total cash prize is up for the taking to the winners of both the Men’s, Women’s, Team and Master’s divisions. And a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Irie Foundation, benefitting underprivileged students in middle school to assist them in acquiring the skills needed to obtain a college education.
OrthoNOW™ Orthopedic Urgent Care Center is a walk-in care clinic located in Doral, Florida with 15 specialists on staff that treat broken bones, sprains, torn ligaments and muscles, cuts, sports, and workers’ compensation injuries. OrthoNOW™ has an in-house digital X-ray, MRI, ARP Wave, on-site operating rooms and provides follow up care, and rehabilitation. OrthoNOW™ accepts most major insurance, has extended weekend hours and no appointment is necessary.
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About Wodapalooza Miami Fitness Festival:
Wodapalooza is hosted by Guido Trinidad and Steve Suarez who both started the event in 2011 with one mission- To unite and build the fitness community in Miami. Now, three years later Wodapalooza has grown to become one of the largest fitness competitions and CrossFit events in the world. An expectation of well over 7,000 competitors and spectators are estimated to show up. A $10000 total cash prize is also up for taking and a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Irie Foundation benefitting underprivileged students in middle school and assists them in acquiring the skills needed to obtain a college education. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: