ATHENS, Ga., Feb. 12, 2013 – Fueled by their mutual desire to bring athletes a new level of protection, Medicine in Motion (MIM) – the medical provider for the X Games – and EvoShield have formed a partnership that makes EvoShield the Official Protective Gear and Sports Medicine Supplier of MIM.
Medicine in Motion LLC is known for its innovative approach to working with action sports athletes – snowboarders, skiers, skateboarders, motocross, and BMX. EvoShield is known for cutting-edge sports protection equipment most-often seen on baseball and softball diamonds and the football gridiron.
Medicine in Motion currently is the proud sports medicine provider for ESPN’s national and international X Games events, Vans Skateboarding competitions, Megaramp events, and the Bud Light Lime Surf Series. With a network of more than 50 certified medical professionals, MIM delivers specialized, on-site medical care to athletes at some of the world’s most-extreme sports events.
As the Official Protective Gear and Sports Medicine Supplier of Medicine in Motion, EvoShield will be part of the MIM athletic trainer’s tool kit – giving action sports athletes access to the most-innovative protective gear available.
“Forming a partnership to provide the best preventive and rehabilitative care for our athletes was a natural step for Medicine in Motion and EvoShield,” said Clay Selby, Co-founder/owner of MIM. “EvoShield’s revolutionary protective equipment is in tune with the needs of the athletes and the demands that action sports put on their bodies.”
EvoShield's unique "Gel-to-Shell" fitting process allows athletes to mold their own lightweight, protective equipment, for a personal, custom fit to their bodies that regular pads cannot replicate. The resulting ultra-thin and very light, yet incredibly strong Shields disperse energy – instead of absorbing it like traditional foam or plastic – allowing athletes to get the protection they need, without sacrificing their mobility or performance.
While skateboarders, snowboarders and other action sports athletes traditionally have shied away from protective pieces that prevent full mobility, they are embracing EvoShield gear for its ability to form to the athlete – providing critical protection without hindering the movement that is so necessary in action sports.
About Medicine in Motion
Robb Blackaby, DPT, ATC, CFMT and Clay Selby, MS, , PA-C, ATC created Medicine in Motion in 2010 on the principle that all athletes deserve the highest-quality health care possible when participating in sporting events. The two became committed to action sports while skateboarding and snowboarding in the early 1980s. As activists for their sports, Blackaby and Selby recognized a lack of support for the athletes involved and took on the challenge of educating competitors and event organizers about the services athletic trainers can provide.
EvoShield is best known on the baseball diamond as an Official Protective Supplier of Major League Baseball and its core products are featured in Major League Baseball’s Authentic Onfield Collection. EvoShield’s broad line of equipment – including protective gear for baseball, football, softball, lacrosse, soccer, hockey and outdoor recreation – is sold nationally in a variety of retail outlets. For more information, visit www.evoshield.com.