Great River Health Systems Offers Sports Medicine Clinic for Student Athletes

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

West Burlington, Iowa, Aug. 27, 2010 – Great River Health Systems is providing the Saturday Sports Medicine Clinic to area student athletes. The clinic is available from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 28 to Oct. 30, at Great River Orthopedic Specialists, Mercy Plaza, Suite 159 (next to Great River Medical Center), 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington.

At the clinic, athletic trainers from Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics will evaluate and treat postgame injuries. Surgeons with Great River Orthopedic Specialists will be available to evaluate or assess injured athletes if they need further treatment. Athletic trainers will provide student athletes with follow-up care after the injury, help educate athletes and parents, set up rehabilitation plans, and talk with parents and athletes about the next steps in recovery.

A parent or guardian must accompany the student athlete. Assessments are free, and no appointments are needed. Athletes should wear shorts and T-shirts for evaluations. Insurance information will be needed if X-rays, supplies or braces are ordered. Athletes or parents are financially responsible for these services and supplies.

For more information, call Great River Center for Rehab and Clinics at (319) 768-4100.