LINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — TeamOrtho’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center provided 530 free sports physicals to Greene County students throughout the month of May. The physicals, completed during school hours, are good for the 2021-2022 school year, a press release said.
To receive a physical, students signed up ahead of the appointment through their schools. Participating schools included Eastern Greene Middle and High Schools, Linton-Stockton Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Shakamak Elementary, Middle and High Schools, White River Valley Middle and High Schools and Bloomfield Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
These schools coordinated the event, according to the press release, by gathering signed consent forms from parents before each student’s physical. TeamOrtho provided two certified Athletic Trainers for the operation, as well as registration staff, while My Clinics provided two to three providers and nurses to each school,TeamOrtho said.
“Anytime we can provide convenient and free services to our community is great,” GCGH’s Outreach Director Stacy Burris said. “We have great relationships and partnerships with each of the schools already through our sports medicine and telehealth services.”
Sports physicals help students learn about and become familiar with health issues that may potentially interfere with their sports. Providers can also identify risk factors that are linked to specific sports.
“We were grateful for this opportunity to provide this service and for the schools’ organization of the events,” Burris said. “Because we worked together, over 500 Greene County students are ready to participate in sports.”
Any student who missed a free sports physical at their school can participate in additional opportunities from 3 to 7 p.m. June 24 and July 29 at TeamOrtho Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center at 1043 North 1000 in West Linton, Indiana. To register, call 812-847-3381 and bring a signed and completed IHSAA sports physical form, located here.