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SF Sports Medicine is a leading provider of industrial athletic training services, offering comprehensive programs aimed at enhancing workplace safety, ergonomics, wellness education, and onsite early intervention so our clients have the tools they need to keep their employees healthy and stay ahead of their competition.

Injury Prevention is Our Priority

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Increased uptime.

Reduced insurance premiums and claims.

Improved productivity.

Maximized potential.

SERVICES

Our Employee Education Series offers a variety of courses to help keep your employees informed and safe. Our courses cover topics such as ergonomics, wellness, CPR/AED/First Aid, Drug Abuse, and more. The series is designed to provide education to your workforce, enabling them to make informed decisions and stay healthy in the workplace.

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Employee Education Series

SF Sports Medicine provides ergonomic assessment and intervention to identify and mitigate potential ergonomic risks. We use a variety of methods to identify the root cause of potential risks and develop comprehensive intervention strategies to reduce injury and improve overall productivity.

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Ergonomic Assessment and Intervention

Our team is accredited and trained to design programs and strategies that are workplace specific, ensuring that training is tailored to the specific jobsites and environments of our clients. By getting to know your site and its individual needs, our specialists apply their skills to create programs designed specifically for your employees.

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Onsite Early Intervention and First Aid Clinics

Our Corporate Massage service is the perfect way to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension and pain, prevent repetitive strain injuries, and increase focus, energy, and mental clarity in your workplace. Our on-site massage therapists will work with you to create a tailored massage program that meets your needs.

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Executive and Corporate Massage 

Not seeing a specific occupational workplace solution?  If you have employees performing work we have customized and tailored solutions to improve workplace safety.  Contact us today!

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Additional Custom Workplace Solutions

About Us

Meet the Team

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At SF Sports Medicine, we provide industrial athletic training services for companies and organizations that seek to maximize the health and performance of their employees. Our team is led by Steve Favia, a highly experienced certified athletic trainer.

After graduating in 2011 from the University of Arkansas with a Masters in Athletic Training, he entered into outpatient orthopedics working with several professional and amateur sports teams. Steve has over a decade of private practice experience working with outpatient orthopedic patients and athletes as well as within occupational and industrial athletic training fields.

Awards:

  • 2018 Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association (SEATA) Clinic/Industrial/Corporate Athletic Trainer of the Year

  • 2018 Athletic Trainers Association of Florida (ATAF) Practice and Professional Advancement Athletic Trainer of the Year

Aside from running a successful business, Steve and his wife Jennifer are also proud parents of three young boys. Their family values are the foundation of SF Sports Medicine, and they strive to give back to the community through their services.​

Steven Favia, Founder and CEO

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At SF Sports Medicine, we believe that the right training can make all the difference. One of our team leaders is Brian Vogler, who has a wealth of experience in industrial athletic training. His expertise in prevention, recognition, and management of injuries allows our clients to reach their goals safely and efficiently. 

Originally from New Jersey, Brian graduated from Kean University with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. He later continued his education with a Masters of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. Brian then moved to South Florida in 2015 and eventually settled in Sarasota. For the last decade, he has served as a Licensed Athletic Trainer working with athletes in both the collegiate and secondary school settings.  Brian is looking forward to working with his client’s employees to help improve their health and wellness and overall work experience.
 

In Brian's spare time, he enjoys country line dancing and participating in ultra-marathons. His goal is to complete a Full Iron Man in the near future. When he is not dancing or running, he is spending time with his new wife Megan, their cat Missy, and dog Charlie.

Brian Vogler,

Athletic Trainer and Injury Prevention Specialist

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Education:

  • B.S., Athletic Training, University of South Florida, 2015

  • M.S., Advanced Athletic Training, University of South Carolina, 2017

Experience:

  • Graduate assistant, University of South Carolina

  • Head Athletic Trainer, Calhoun Academy (SC)

  • Primary Athletic Trainer, USC Beach Volleyball (also assisted with football and indoor volleyball) 

  • Head Athletic Trainer, Lakewood Ranch High School

  • Health and Wellness, SF Sports Medicine  

Awards:

  • 2023 Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida Secondary Schools Athletic Trainer of the Year.

Sydney Suppa,

Athletic Trainer and Injury Prevention Specialist

Athletic trainer and injury prevention specialist

Originally from North Carolina, Heather spent most of her childhood and teenage years in various cities across Florida eventually settling in Tampa for 10 years before attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL and obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training in 2015. She later returned to her hometown and continued her education at the University of South Florida and obtained a Master's degree in Medical Sciences in 2019. 

 

Heather spent her early career working in secondary schools and collegiate settings before becoming an industrial athletic trainer in 2020. She began working for Fortune 500 companies such as Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Advanced Auto Parts and Costco specializing her services in injury prevention and injury care, assisting in maintaining compliance of occupational health standards, implementation of ergonomic solutions, and providing health and wellness services to her client's employees. 

 

Heather currently resides in St. Petersburg FL and enjoys spending her off-time working out, riding her Onewheel, going boating with friends and family, and spending quality time with her boyfriend Alex and their 6 bunnies, 2 cats, and new puppy. 

Heather Powell,

Athletic Trainer and Injury Prevention Specialist

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Originally from Indiana, Sheridan graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training in 2016. Upon graduation, Sheridan moved to the Tampa Bay area where she has served as a Licensed Athletic Trainer for athletes in the secondary school setting. 

 

 

In her free time, Sheridan enjoys kayaking, playing golf, tennis and pickleball, and spending time with her boyfriend Nick and cat Luna. 

Sheridan Castor,  Athletic Trainer and Injury Prevention Specialist

What can industrial athletic training do for your business?

Benefits

Identify ergonomic risks

Increase return to work rate

Employee productivity and satisfaction

Decrease workplace injuries

Reduce claims and premiums

Improve your bottom line!

What our clients are saying

TESTIMONIALS

“...Because of Steve (and team) we were able to reduce our work comp costs, implement effective ergo measures on the production floor and in the office, plus provide a valued benefit to our employees...”

- HR Manager, Tervis

“Steve has helped Sun Hydraulics reduce our workers compensation reserves from well over $1 MM down to an average below $150,000. Steve is highly skilled and great with our people. We highly recommend him.”

- Global Leader Human Capital, Sun Hydraulics

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  • Why are the services of SF Sports Medicine necessary for my business?
    Wherever employees are performing work functions SF Sports Medicine can help. Our suite of services includes educational seminars across multiple wellness categories, ergonomic assessments, early on-site intervention, first aid clinics, corporate massage programs and more. All of these services are designed to maximize productivity, create a safer working environment, reduce downtime, and ultimately save our clients money!
  • Why choose SF Sports Medicine?
    Our award winning team has extensive experience in both traditional and industrial athletic training applications. We stay up-to-date on the latest information and research to continually provide best in class service to our clients. In addition, our clients love the workplace benefits, increased productivity, reduced insurance claims and premiums, and saving money. To date, we have saved clients over $3 million!
  • How does it work?
    Prevention, intervention, and mitigation are words we commonly use in industrial athletic training. Our educational programs and assessments focus on preventative measures (an ounce or prevention is worth a pound of cure!). Our on site early intervention programs and first aid clinics facilitate an avenue to avoid downtime and worker's compensation claims. Ultimately, through prevention and intervention, we get mitigation - of injuries, downtime, claims, and costs!
  • How do you measure performance?
    SF Sports Medicine uses the latest technology to measure performance. Our online system takes into account comfort surveys, body segment information, and resolution rates to generate estimated client cost savings from our services.
  • What do you do with my company's data?
    SF Sports Medicine uses the data to continually fine tune our programs to best serve client needs. We track problem areas and devote resources to correcting the issue(s) ultimately leading to reduction in lost time due to injury and reduction in workers compensation reserves. Our services are proven to lower total case incident rate (TCIR) and insurance costs for our clients. Lastly, we never share or sell client data. Your data is always safe and secure with us.

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