Hospital for Special Surgery Offering Free Health Screening for Football Players; Registration Closes Wednesday—May 30, 2016

Jerry Lee writes that Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will be offering special pre-season physical exams for Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) football players. The screenings will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

"A complete physical is the first step to prevent a problem on the field by ensuring that a young athlete is fit enough to play a rigorous sport and has no underlying health problems," said James J. Kinderknecht, MD, a primary care sports medicine physician and medical director of the PSAL Clinic at HSS.

John Cavanaugh, PT, ATC, SCS, a clinical supervisor for the HSS Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center adds, "We go beyond the traditional physical by assessing students' muscle strength and flexibility to help with injury prevention."

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