Exeter, NH – Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics will host five additional Sports Physical Clinics this summer! Clinics will be held on Wednesday, July 30th at 155 Borthwick Ave in Portsmouth, Tuesday, August 5th at 6 Freetown Rd in Raymond, Thursday, August 7th at 13 Plaistow Rd in Plaistow, Monday, August 11th at 323 Gonic Rd in Rochester and Tuesday, August 12th at 1 Hampton Rd in Exeter. All clinics will be held from 5-7pm, no appointments are necessary and athletes will be seen on a walk-in basis.
All middle and high school students are required to have a pre-participation physical exam before competing in school sports. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, a pre-participation sports physical exam is a necessary first-step toward sports injury prevention in young athletes. Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics offers the sports physicals to area students of all grade levels. The cost of the exam is $5.00 and all proceeds will be returned as a donation to area school athletic programs.
Since 1999, Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics has offered pre-participation sports physical exam clinics. The program was started by Dr. Joshua Siegel as a free service to help accommodate athletes and their families. “We realized that families could not afford a physical or they were not able to get a physical scheduled on short notice, so we decided to start offering them at our Exeter location,” says Siegel, Director of Sports Medicine at Access. “The program is very well received and by requesting a $5 donation from each athlete we are able to return all proceeds to the local schools.” To date the Sports Physical Program at Access Sports Medicine has raised more than $17,000 for local schools.
It is important to note that this physical exam should not replace an annual physical or check-up with a pediatrician or primary care physician.
For more information about Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics or the Sports Physical Clinics call (603)775-7575 or visit www.accesssportsmed.com.