Exeter, NH – Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics will host a special Spring Sports Physical Clinic on Monday, June 16th from 5-7pm at 1 Hampton Rd in Exeter. 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 youth 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 many area school’s athletic programs. No appointments are necessary and athletes will be seen on a walk-in basis.
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.”
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.