Friday, February 14, 2014

Safe Sports Network offers free physicals for students ages 11-18


Athletes ages 11 - 18 are eligible for FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS on March 20th from 5:30-7:30pm at 9 Washington Place, Bedford. The NH Orthopaedic Center is the Title Sponsor of this year’s event. The practice is donating their clinic space for the evening physicals. These physicals meet the requirements of school athletic programs. Athletes are encouraged to pre-register. Complete and submit a form before Thursday, March 13th to be pre-registered. Pre-registered athletes will be moved ahead in line. The form is available at www.nhmi.net/free_physicals.php and at area high schools.


The form can also be found on the Manchester School District web site: http://athletics.mansd.org/athletic-forms

More than 7,000 athletes have received a FREE physical offered by the Safe Sports Network, since 1989. Safe Sports founder Nick Vailas started this program after meeting an athletic-looking young man watching a Central football practice from outside the fence. He asked the young man why he wasn't playing. The response, "Because my family can't afford the physical," moved him to create the Safe Sports Network. Free physicals, free onsite sports medicine care at Manchester city high schools and a free drop-in injury clinic are available to local youth athletes. Safe Sports believes that young athletes deserve professional sports medicine care. They continue to partner with local youth leagues to provide education, injury evaluation and concussion management.


Safe Sports Network is the largest program of the non-profit NH Musculoskeletal Institute, which recently welcomed Jeff Seifert to its Board of Directors.

For more information visit the Safe Sports Network web page (http://www.nhmi.net/free_physicals.php) or call 627-9728.

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