In order to participate in high school team athletics, students are required to have a physical in their Freshman year and again in their Junior year. Please note, if you had a physical done during your sophomore year, students are still required to have one in their Junior year in order to be eligible for sports. To help ensure that our student athletes are ready for summer sports, camps and school athletics, Portneuf Sports Medicine Institute and a host of board-certified physicians from Portneuf Medical Center have coordinated with School District #25 to host FREE sports physicals on May 3, 2016 for young women and May 4, 2016 for young men.
This year, all sports physicals will be done at Highland High School. Interested participants must be there before 6:30. The doors will close at 6:30 and no one will be admitted once the doors close. In the past couple of years, students have started forming a line as early as 5:30.Please note: parent signatures are required on the form before we can conduct a physical on a minor. Forms are available in the office at your school and, of course, we will have forms on hand during the free clinic. We ask that young men wear loose cotton shirts and shorts and young women wear sports bras with loose cotton shirts and loose cotton shorts.
These are exciting times for local student athletes. Portneuf Sports Medicine Institute continues to provide a very comprehensive program for athletics that includes the full spectrum of injury prevention, physicals, care and rehabilitation for student athletes. The hallmark of the Sports Medicine Institute and the team of medical professionals is their unwavering commitment to prevent and protect athletes before, during and after play. Thanks to the support and financial backing of Portneuf Medical Center, we care for your family and your student athlete(s) both on and off the field. The Portneuf Sports Medicine trailers will continue to be onsite at events in southeast Idaho to provide immediate access to diagnostic tools, trainers and supplies.
From wellness to nutritional counseling to state of the art surgery and sports rehabilitation, Portneuf Sports Medicine and Pocatello Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are renowned for their ability to keep high school athletes, weekend warriors and sports professionals at their very peak of performance. Whatever your passion, sport or activity, we are here to prepare you for and keep you in the game.
On or off the field, you can count on us to care for your family. For more information about orthopaedic injuries and prevention visit www.pocatelloorthopaedics.net; to schedule a consult or to reach our office, call 208-233-2100.
Dr. Joseph is a board certified physician who is fellowship trained in sports medicine. His expertise in body-motion mechanics, the intricate sequence of movement governing motion of the human body during an activity, is used for injury prevention as well as for rehabilitation. Through conservative, non-invasive rehabilitation techniques such as stretching and exercise, injured athletes are often able to return to sports.