Student physicals detect underlying medical problems so our goal at AOKC is to identify any current medical issues, prevent progression and make sure each athlete undergoes the proper screening for a successful season..
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 24, 2012
The event, running from from 8 am to 12 pm and located at the AOKC Medical Plaza, is open to anyone who needs a sports physical. Students can donate a usable piece of sports equipment to save $5 on the $25 entry fee, and they will get a free t-shirt after receiving their physical.
“Sports physical detect underlying medical problems so our goal at AOKC is to identify any current medical issues, prevent progression and make sure each athlete undergoes the proper screening for a successful season,” said Nicole Jordan, Orthopedic Physician Assistant for AOKC.
Doctor Jack Jensen, M.D., founder and director AOKC, explains the purpose behind the sports physicals:
“As a parent of two athletes, I know the expense and time commitment related to extracurricular activities like sports leagues,” says Jensen. “We want to provide students with easy access to comprehensive sports physicals and package that with a cost-saving opportunity.”
The non-profit AOKC Research Center, founded in 1988, has been supporting athletic community projects around the Houston area for over 25 years, and they host low cost student physicals twice a year. All proceeds from the sports physicals will go to the Athletic Orthopedics & Knee Center Research Foundation to help fund other community athletic projects and to fund orthopedic research.
The Athletic Orthopedics & Knee Center's wide range of services includes on-site Sports Medicine services, with several physicians serving as team physicians for many schools in the Houston area. Their Saturday Sports Clinic is open year round to help injured athletes from any sport.
The AOKC Medical Plaza is located at 9180 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77055. For more information please contact Amanda Gillam at 936.577.8003 or visit: AOKC.net