McLeod Sports Medicine offers free injury clinics throughout fall sports season

Coaches, athletes and parents know where there are sports, there are injuries. Timely assessment and treatment of an athlete’s injury can be critical to their safe return to sport. McLeod Sports Medicine offers free Saturday morning injury clinics throughout the fall sports season.

The clinics are staffed by McLeod Sports Medicine Certified Athletic Trainers; Dr. Patrick Denton, Dr. Chadley Runyan, and Dean Huiet, PA, of Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates; Dr. David Woodbury of McLeod Orthopaedics; and McLeod Family Medicine Center Residents. During the clinics, they provide complimentary medical assessments, x-ray and treatment. If the injury requires additional treatment the athlete is referred to an orthopedic surgeon or other specialist. The most common injuries seen include concussions, bruises, ankle sprains, and knee and shoulder injuries.

The injury clinics are held every Saturday throughout the fall sports season from 8:30 am until 10:00 am at McLeod Family Medicine Health & Fitness, located at the McLeod Health and Fitness Center.

McLeod Sports Medicine has 24 Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) on staff who provide medical care to athletes of 19 high schools in the counties of Florence, Darlington, Marion, Horry, Dillon, Lee, Marlboro, and Chesterfield. They also provide athletic training services to the Florence Red Wolves, Francis Marion University and Florence – Darlington Technical College. The goal of an athletic trainer is to prevent injuries, provide timely access to care and manage day to day sport injuries to help keep athletes participating in their sport. Certified Athletic Trainers are state licensed and Nationally Accredited by the Board of Certification.

For more information, call McLeod Sports Medicine at 777-8167.

Author: Duane Childers

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