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Our Mission

The mission of the Athletic and Orthopedic Research Foundation is to provide crucial medical care and treatment, such as assessment, surgery, braces, and rehabilitation for injured youth in the greater Houston area who are either under insured or do not have health insurance coverage.


Athletic Orthopedic Research Foundation

The primary purpose of A.O.R.F. is to treat high school athletes who are headed to college on scholarship of financial assistance based on their athletic performance. The foundation also serves others in need who, without A.O.R.F.’s services, would not be able to return to their pre-injury life.

Athletic Orthopedic 
        Research Foundation

Patient Testimonials

  • AOK ER truly provided me with the absolute best care when I needed it most. The facility is beautiful, the staff friendly and the process was easy. My total visit time was just over an hour and I had face to face contact with an actual doctor within the first 10 minutes of my arrival.

    ~Jillian Elizondo~

  • At first I didn't want to have to go to the ER for my ankle but I could not walk on it and it was swelling badly. My girlfriend finally convinced me I needed to seek help and AOK Emergency Room was near my home. I was greeted with a wheel chair to be escorted into the waiting room. I was only in the...

    ~Orbit (Orbit's Galaxy)~

  • I waited over 3 hours on the hospital and googled an ER from my phone. It sent me to AOK ER. Here I was taken right back to my patient room and seen immediately. It was not a PA but a doctor – which I was worried about. I was suffering from stomach pains and they had be diagnosed and fixed in ...

    ~Meredith Clark~

  • My husband had been complaining of lower pack pain and numbness in his legs for sometime. As an educator and coach, the pain would worsen when he was standing for long periods of time. On a Friday game night, he found himself in excruciating pain. A co-worker urged him to see AOK 24 hour ER, he went...

    ~Lindley Amarantos~

  • I haven't been to the ER for at least twenty years, but had to make three trips in the last year... once for an allergic reaction to an insect bite, once for a horrible stomach flu, and once for a possibly broken foot on the weekend. Each time, I went to AOK ER, even though there are other ERs sligh...

    ~Kristin Kaminsky~

Center of Excellence

  • AOKC Urgent OrthoCare
  • AOKC Stem Cell Therapy
  • AOKC Urgent OrthoCare
  • AOKC Spine & Pain
  • AOKC Physical Therapy

Get Involved

In addition to providing medical services, A.O.R.F. encourages kids to participate in sports and athletic activities, so that they develop their minds and bodies to their full potential. To help encourage youth to lead active and healthy lifestyles, each year A.O.R.F. sponsors medical care at over 300 school athletic events, encourages participation in sports by providing low-cost physicals for over 700 area students, donates sporting equipment to community programs.