Matthew D Andres, DO

April 24th, 2017

FREE PHYSICALS: MAY 2 and 3, 2017.

Physicals run from 6-7pm at Highland High School. Please note, DOORS CLOSE AT 6:30PM, you must be there before 6:30.

  • May 2nd – GIRLS Physicals @ Highland High School
  • May 3rd – BOYS Physicals @ Highland High School

All high school team athletes are required to have a Sports Physical and complete a health history in both their freshman and junior years. To 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 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for young women and Wednesday, May 3, 2017 for young men.

Once again, the free physical will be held at Highland High school. Athletes are encouraged to be at the high school and in line well before 6:30pm; the doors close promptly at 6:30 and student athletes are not admitted once the doors are closed. 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.

Parents, your signature is required before we can conduct a physical on a minor. Forms will be available during the free clinic. However, for your convenience, forms will also be available in the office at the respective high schools.

These pre-participation physicals are a great way to ensure our athletes are safe to participate in sports. We assess the athlete’s present fitness level, look for conditions that may predispose the athlete to injury and evaluate any existing injuries. Specialists may offer training tips and advice on how to avoid or help prevent injury to help make you a better, stronger athlete.

The main goal of a sports medicine doctor is to help people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries. While people commonly think we only care for sports-related injuries, we too enjoy working with people who require rehabilitation and treatment for conditions similar to those that athletes incur. If you have an injury that affects your movement, a sports medicine specialist is the one who can pinpoint the cause, assess the extent of the damage, if any, and recommend a course of treatment that includes physical therapy and exercise to get you back to your old self.

If you would like to schedule a consult, I am happy to help get you on the path to fitness. Call Idaho Orthopaedic and Sports Clinic at 208-234-1960 to schedule an appointment.

 

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