Forward-Thinking Partnership Creates a Healthier Environment for Student Athletes with Free Physicals and Athletic Trainers at Games and Practices
“OrthoNOW® is thrilled about the positive impact that this union will have on the health and wellness of FNU student athletes,” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Medical Director of OrthoNOW® Doral.”
Florida National University’s announces OrthoNOW® Orthopedic Urgent Care Center as their Official Student-Athlete Medical Provider and Trainer effective immediately. OrthoNOW® is the nation’s only network of orthopedic urgent care centers and provides free physicals to all student athletes at its Doral Center. Additionally, athletic trainers will be on site at FNU practices and games.
“OrthoNOW® is thrilled about the positive impact that this union will have on the health and wellness of FNU student athletes,” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Medical Director of OrthoNOW® Doral. “This is truly a progressive partnership that makes sense on all fronts. It allows us to give back to the community by creating a healthier student athletic environment, but also it increases productivity and reduces healthcare costs,” Badia concludes.
The health and wellness trend is being embraced by organizations across all sectors and sizes because of the many benefits that participants receive. OrthoNOW®, which specializes in orthopedic and sports related injuries, provides its patients with the latest digital imaging services, techniques and treatments. For instance, ARPWave Neuro Therapy is available for patients in a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. This therapy dramatically alleviates acute and chronic pain and expedites recovery time from surgery and, previously, it was only available to top professional athletes. Additionally, the continuity of care available through the OrthoNOW® Rehabilitation Center, provides a private outpatient clinical setting for physical and occupational therapy where quality care and patient satisfaction are key.
“Our students’ safety and well-being are always first and foremost,” says Dr. Maria Cristina Regueiro, President and CEO at Florida National University. “And, this partnership underscores our commitment and desire to ensure that our student-athletes stay healthy—and if injured during practice or at a game–receive the proper medical attention so that they can recover quickly,” concludes Dr. Regueiro.
OrthoNOW®, the nation’s only network of specialized orthopedic urgent care centers, is focused on assessment and treatment of a range of orthopedic and sports injuries on a walk-in basis. These injuries include anything related to the foot, ankle, knee, hip, wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder and spine, in addition to pre-concussion testing. Every OrthoNOW® is equipped with digital imaging equipment and offers the latest techniques and treatments by a team of orthopedic physicians and orthopedic specialized ancillary providers including ARPWave Neuro Therapy which dramatically alleviates acute and chronic pain and expedites recovery time from surgery. OrthoNOW® recently launched the OrthoNOW® mobile app for iPhone and Android which features a revolutionary feature called On My Way NOW™ which allows patients to notify an OrthoNOW® Center that they are in route, the reason they’re coming and what time they expect to arrive. OrthoNOW®’s flagship center is in Doral Florida, with additional centers slated to open in Florida, Georgia and other locations.
For more information visit: https://www.orthonowcare.com
About Florida National University:
Florida National University’s Mission Statement: The purpose of Florida National University is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. The University strives to prepare the students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies. Florida National University strives to provide the educational facilities and resources that support intensive sessions of study in small classes, in order to foster in the student the attainment of a quality university education according to the student’s personal goals, and the advancement of modern technology. Furthermore, Florida National University provides educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves.
For more information visit: https://www.fnu.edu
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