Archive for Thursday, October 6, 2005

Clinic aimed at young athletes

October 6, 2005

The Providence Medical Center Sports Medicine Program and Orthopaedic Professional Association will offer a free Sports Injury Clinic for athletes ages 12 to 18 on Saturday mornings through Oct. 29.

"On the whole, we are seeing more and more injuries in young athletes as they push themselves to play at a higher, more competitive level," said Dr. John Vani, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has volunteered to staff the clinic. "In my practice, I am treating an increasing number of injuries that can have life-long consequences. Our goal is that this clinic can help us prevent serious injuries in these young athletes by identifying and caring for potential problems early on."

The Sports Injury Clinic will be in the Orthopaedic Professional Association office, 8919 Parallel Parkway, Suite 270, on the Providence campus in Kansas City, Kan. The clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. to care for students who have received injuries as a result of playing team or school sports, such as football or soccer.

Assisting at the clinic will be an athletic trainer and an X-ray technician who also have volunteered their time.

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