Bienville Orthopaedics and Encore Rehabilitation partnered once again to provide Annual Sports Participation Screenings for student athletes across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Bienville’s Sports Medicine Center has provided these free physicals for Coast high school athletes for the past 17 years. This year, over 1,430 free physicals were provided to student athletes from 15 local high schools.
Student athletes are required to have a pre-participation physical exam, which includes pertinent history, height, weight, blood pressure, musculoskeletal evaluation and a brief station based physical exam. The all-day event, on Saturday, May 17th, brought student athletes from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Bienville’s Cedar Lake Medical Campus where they saw Orthopaedic Specialists in the field of sports medicine. These students received their physical exam in order to be certain they will be ready to participate once the 2014-2015 school year begins.