Doctors, physicians, and staff at Cornerstone Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine donated their time and services to almost 100 Holy Family High School students on June 6, 2015.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, young athletes have a growing risk of developing stress fractures, tendinitis, and other overuse injuries due to the increased intensity of youth sports. The rise in sports related injuries is precisely why Cornerstone Orthopaedics donated their Saturday morning to Holy Family High School.
Upon getting their blood pressure checked as well as an eye exam, students were given a physical by a primary care physician. Doctor Boehm from Coal Creek Family Medicine as well as Doctor Mazzola from Cornerstone Orthopaedics administered the physicals. Additionally, Doctors were able to talk with each student regarding risk factors associated with their sport(s), ways to reduce overuse injuries, possible training tips, and any sports safety questions students had for Doctors.
Part of the goal for staff at Holy Family High School as well as Cornerstone Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine was to encourage students to take important steps towards establishing proper medical routine before the sports season. Although the medical paperwork seemed daunting to many students, they were encouraged to fill out paperwork while parents checked in at the front desk. At the end of the visit, students were rewarded with a free Cornerstone backpack as well as a pair of sunglasses or earbuds. Thankfully, no student athletes were injured during the paperwork process.
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