Miami, Florida: OrthoNOW® (www.orthonowcare.com), the only orthopedic urgent care center franchise in the country, held its inaugural Fit Triathlete Event: Healthy Training for the Endurance Athlete, a free symposium and fundraising event, at the world-renowned Miami Anatomical Research Center (MARC) with a simultaneous virtual broadcast via Google Hangouts on www.OrthoNOW.tv. Local attendees and interactive viewers from around the globe attended the event to learn from world renowned physicians, experts, triathletes and other athletic enthusiasts as well as experience cutting edge performance enhancing and recovery breakthroughs. Triathlete Olympian Manny Huerta was on hand to share his experience as a triathlete and to donate a uniform that he wore as a qualifier in the London Olympics. Proceeds were given to Special Olympics.
“This event, a first of its kind, was an opportunity to connect with athletes at all levels and to provide them with critical information and effective resources vetted by OrthoNOW®,” says Dr. Alejandro Badia, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW® Doral, the country’s only orthopedic urgent care center franchise in the country. “Some of the leading voices in athlete performance and training were presented under one virtual roof to share their expertise to keep athletes performing at their peak,” Badia explains. “And, as a longtime supporter to Special Olympics, we were thrilled to welcome and were inspired by Andy Miyares, Special Olympics Athlete and Global Messenger. This organization and athletes like Andy show us that everything is possible,” concluded Badia.
The symposium was designed to educate athletes of all levels about smart training, injury prevention and cutting edge treatments included panel discussions and presentations by world-renowned Sports Medicine physicians, experts and treatment providers. For more information and a gallery of photos from the event visit: www.fittriathlete.com. A rebroadcast of the entire event is available at www.OrthoNOW.tv.
In addition to Dr. Badia, other panelists and invited guests included Tom Ferro, President, OrthoNOW® who spoke about the benefits of direct access to orthopedic care, a revolutionary healthcare facility for athletes, Dr. Mauricio Herrera, orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine; prevention and treatment of hip and knee injuries of Herrera Sports, Dr. Frank McCormick of The Surgery Center at Doral, an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist on “The truth about PRP and Stem Cell Therapy”, Dr. Dominic J. Lewis, orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine on Ergodynamic systems for foot and ankle, Dr. Larry Creswell, heart surgeon and triathlete, Wilbur Anderson, Owner of IRONMAN 70.3 Miami & CEO of Miami Tri Events, Dennis Thompson, CEO ARPwave neurotherapy for athletes, Dr. Amanda Stevens, Ironman champion, professional triathlete, and the emcee for the event, Dr. John Bennett of InternetMedicine.com
OrthoNOW®, a franchise business of specialized orthopedic urgent care centers, focused on assessment and treatment of a range of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries on a walk-in basis. These injuries include anything related to the foot, ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, shoulder and spine, in addition to concussion related injuries. Every OrthoNOW® is equipped with digital imaging equipment and offers the latest techniques in surgical and non-surgical treatments by a team of physicians, orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic specialized ancillary providers.
For more information visit: www.orthonowcare.com