The Primary Care Sports Medicine Physicians of Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Provide State Mandated Sports Physicals for Area Athletes, ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing Also Available
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Sports Health at Methodist Willowbrook, team doctors to area high school and college sports teams, gear up for club and school sports with high school sports physicals scheduled for Saturday May 5 and June 2, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the new Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine on the Willowbrook campus -- 13802 Centerfield Drive, 3rd Floor.
The physicals meet the state mandated requirements for participation in school and club sports -- giving young athletes unable to complete their required sports physicals at school an opportunity to see the board-certified primary care sports medicine physicians and licensed athletic trainers to obtain sports physicals required by their sports teams.
The sports physicals are available for $20.00 (cash only). ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing, used by the NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA, is also available for an additional $5.00. No appointment is necessary. Athletes should come with their school "physical form" and wear shorts and a T-shirt.
Focusing on the whole patient, Sports Health at Methodist Willowbrook works with hundreds of area athletes to ensure optimal performance through optimal health -- with special emphasis on overuse conditions, concussion management, and medical care focused on athletes.
"We offer these sports physicals to not only help area athletes meet necessary requirements to play school sports, but also give them an opportunity to talk with the trainers and sports health team about their concerns and their goals," said Dr. Scott Rand, primary care sports medicine physician and fellowship director.
"We work extensively with young athletes to overcome medical problems affecting performance as well as overuse injuries and conditions affecting their musculoskeletal system. The sports physicals are a good time to let them know how to listen to their bodies, train effectively, and refuel to reach their full potential," said Rand.
"Sports Health is the unique approach to caring for athletes of all ages and abilities -- by combining the disciplines of family and sports medicine with an individual's personal goals and health challenges," added Dr. Gregory Seelhoefer, primary care sports medicine physician and member of the Sports Health team.
Partnering with the Methodist Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, the Sports Health team of primary care sports medicine physicians work with licensed athletic trainers and physicians in all areas of specialty -- in a collaborative effort to treat the whole athlete.
The 25,000 square foot facility offers expansive running and throwing lanes for athletic evaluations and post injury conditioning, physical and occupational therapies, rehabilitation services, concussion management using computerized neuropsychological testing -- and a human performance lab scheduled to open this summer.
Expanding its NW Houston campus, Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has received its chest pain and stroke accreditations, performs complex surgeries such as neurosurgery and open heart, boasts a state-of-the-art orthopedic, sports medicine and rehabilitation center and focuses on women and children in its new Women's & Children's Pavilion.
For more information on the sports physicals or other available times, call 281.737.2120. To take a facility tour, learn more about the primary care sports medicine physicians and the Sports Health program, or check dates for upcoming seminars, sports clinics and health fairs go to www.methodistwillowbrookortho.com.