- By Rhoda Madson
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine offers physicals for local high school athletes
ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is offering sports physicals for area middle school and high school student athletes who want to participate in school sports programs.
The exams will be performed on Wednesday, July 19, and Saturday, July 22 at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, which is on the third floor of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, 565 First Street Southwest in Rochester.
The July 19 exams will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. CDT and are by appointment only. The July 22 exams will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. CDT, and only walk-ins are accepted.
The exams are open to all athletes from local Southeast Minnesota, Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa schools. The exams follow the protocol set by the Minnesota State High School League.
The cost is $20 per student, payable by cash or check only. Forms for the physicals are available at high school athletic offices, school websites or on the Minnesota State High School League website. Complete these forms before the exam, and bring the forms to the appointment.
If the athlete wears glasses or contact lenses, bring them to the exam. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine recommends that athletes who have known medical conditions see their family care physicians.
Mayo Clinic staff includes physicians and residents from Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, and Family Medicine. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants also will be on hand to help with the physicals.
For information, or to make an appointment, contact Chad Eickhoff, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, at 507-266-3461.
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Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 507-284-5005