RISE Performance Team
Ross Osborn, MD, FAAFP – Dr. Osborn is board certified in family and sports medicine, whose real passion lies in helping motivated people enhance their lives.
The Center for Health and Sports Medicine and RISE was founded by Dr Osborn as a place for patients to pursue their optimal health and help patients and clients of all ages achieve their health and wellness goals.
As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Osborn has worked at every level of competition; professional, collegiate, Olympic, high school and recreational. He has previously worked with NASCAR as a track physician at the Daytona International Speedway. Dr. Osborn has served as team physician for the University of North Florida and Flagler College, and continues to serve as the team physician for Bartram Trail High School and Creekside High School. Dr Osborn has had a working relationship with the Creeks Outlaws for the last 10 years, and also has recently started working with Creeks Lacrosse. He has been on the USA Weightlifting staff, and in 2009 served as the team physician for the Junior National Team as they competed at the World Youth Championships in Chang Mai, Thailand, an Olympic sanctioned event.
Dr. Osborn was a 4-year lettermen in college, playing tennis at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. During his time there, he was twice named Academic All-American and an ITA Academic All-American.
After graduating, Dr. Osborn attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma, completing a family medicine residency at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, and his training at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville where he was fellowship trained in sports medicine. He has practiced locally for over 10 years. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has achieved fellowship status in the American Academy of Family Physicians, recognizing his commitment to his patients, to teaching and the field of medicine.
Fred Burnett, MEd, ATC – Fred joined the RISE staff following a 7-year stint as the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Performance at the University of North Florida. During his time at UNF he trained the Men’s Basketball team which won its first ever Atlantic Sun Conference Championship and appeared in its first ever NCAA basketball tournament. At UNF he coached Dallas Moore, the 2016 ASUN Player of the year, and Beau Beech, now with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
Prior to UNF Fred spent 7 years at the University of Texas working with the Men’s Basketball and Football teams. He had the opportunity to work with 8 NBA draftees (TJ Ford, LaMarcus Aldridge, Daniel Gibson, PJ Tucker, Dexter Pittman, DJ Augustin, Damion James, Kevin Durant) and two National Players of the Year (TJ Ford – 2003 and Kevin Durant – 2007). While with Texas Football and Basketball he was a part of two consecutive Rose Bowls (2005,2006); the second victory resulting in a BCS National Championship, multiple Sweet Sixteen appearances, Elite Eight(2008) and the Final Four(2003).
Fred spent five years at Auburn University working with Volleyball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Basketball and Women’s golf. While at Auburn University he received his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration(1999). Fred began his career in athletics at Michigan State University where he worked with multiple sports while completing his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science(1997).
Athlete’s at RISE will be able to take full advantage of Fred’s over 20 years experience in college athletics and multi-disciplined knowledge base. His background in sports performance, injury prevention and exercise science can help athletes achieve their ultimate athletic goals.
Besmir Muskaj, ATC, CES – Besmir joined The Center for Health and Sports Medicine in 2014. He helps direct the rehabilitation of athletic rehabilitation and specializing in injury prevention and treatment. He provides health care to sporting events at Flagler College Athletics, Bartram Trail High School, and Creekside High School.
Besmir is a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer who is very passionate about his work. Originally from Albania he moved to our area in 2002, graduated form Wolfson High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Florida in 2013. Shortly after being certified, he completed his Corrective Exercise Specialist certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Prior to coming to CHSM, Besmir worked at the University of North Florida as an Athletic Trainer with Men’s Soccer and Men’s/Women’s Tennis for two years. During that time, the Men’s Soccer team won the ASUN conference championship twice. The UNF Soccer team was ranked as high as 26th in the NCAA Division I Soccer rankings and played some of the top schools in the country. Besmir also was a part of three ASUN championship tennis teams that competed in three NCAA championships from 2013-2015. While at UNF, he worked individually with professional tennis players from Italy with Claudio Pistolesi who took his players all over North and South America to compete.
Prior to UNF, Besmir worked with Atlantic Coast Physical Therapy for two years where he helped cover sporting events at Fletcher High School. While going to school, he gained experience with local professional teams and schools such as Jacksonville Jaguars 2013 Training Camp, Jacksonville Sharks 2013 season, Flagler College Athletics, Ponte Vedra High School, and The Bolles School.