Thursday, June 25, 2009
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ALMH offers free sports medicine clinic every week

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[June 25, 2009]  Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital offers free sports medicine clinics every week to help young athletes determine the seriousness of injuries.

DonutsThe clinics begin every Tuesday at 7 a.m. Athletes don't need a referral; however, they may be referred to their primary care physician or a specialist if their injury warrants further care.

Joe Santillo, a certified athletic trainer and sports medicine professional with ALMH's SportsCare, offers these free orthopedic assessments of injuries until 9 a.m. by appointment in rehabilitation services at ALMH.

"A sprained ankle or shoulder pain can be symptoms of common sports injuries, but often, athletes have a difficult time determining whether to treat them at home or visit a specialist," Santillo says. "One thing that we emphasize is that we are not medical doctors and we are not trying to replace their physician in the course of care. In fact, we commonly refer athletes to their family physicians."

During the assessment, Santillo offers information about self-care of injuries, helps athletes determine whether and when they can safely return to sports, and if physician treatment is needed. Injured students or their parents can call 732-5056 to reserve a consultation time.

ALMH's SportsCare is a full-service athletic training program for young athletes and active adults. It provides a wide range of services, including injury prevention education and intensive training programs.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]

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