GULF BREEZE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Student athletes will soon have access to free injury evaluations by an orthopaedic physician on Saturdays at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The Student-Athlete Injury Clinic will be available each Saturday morning from 8-10 a.m., Aug. 23-Nov. 8. No appointment is necessary. The clinic is open to student athletes, ages five and up, active in any sport.
Students may check-in from 8-10 a.m. in the Andrews Institute Rehabilitation center, Suite 101 on the Andrews Institute campus; 1040 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, Fla. Exams are performed by an orthopaedic physician and a certified athletic trainer and are provided on a walk-in basis. The initial assessment is performed free of charge.
If an injury is assumed, the athlete may undergo a round of diagnostic imaging such as an X-ray to further diagnose their condition. While the injury exam is free, if diagnostic imaging is needed, there will be a charge to the patient and his/her insurance. Once a diagnosis is made, they may be referred to another physician for further exams or testing to assess the need for treatment.
Student athletes who are under the age of 18 must either be accompanied by their legal guardian or have a waiver signed by their parent. This form is available at the Andrews Institute website, TheAndrewsInstitute.com. Athletes should also bring their insurance documentation. For more information, call 850.916.8615 or 850.916-8708. For an immediate non-life-threatening need after business hours, call 850.554.9144.
About the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Located minutes from Pensacola, Fla. in Gulf Breeze, the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides world-class care and service for the athlete in everyone. The Institute features more than 40 physicians and medical experts providing best-in-class service in specialties ranging from orthopaedics and sports medicine to joint care and neurosurgery, and is accessible to everyone. It is the world's only facility offering surgery, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation and athletic performance training all on one campus. The one-of-a-kind center focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries while using the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, M.D. Dr. Andrews is best known as physician to some of sport's greatest professional athletes. For more information, TheAndrewsInstitute.com.
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