Volunteers needed for free sports physicals event

Augusta University Jaguar Sports Medicine is calling on the university’s health care professionals to participate in their free sports physicals event being held Saturday, April 27, for local student athletes.

Hundreds of young athletes are expected to attend this year, and Jaguar Sports Medicine Director and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Chair Dr. Monte Hunter is encouraging medical volunteers to assist his sports medicine team in providing health care to as many young athletes as possible.

“This annual event means a lot to our team since some of these patients have limited access to health care and have not seen a doctor since last year’s free physicals event,” said Hunter. “Giving youth access to health care early in their lives sets them up to become healthy adults, and I feel sports medicine is the way we can help cure our nation’s health care crisis.”

Medical volunteers are needed to assist with exams from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Augusta University Care Center West Wheeler at 1220 West Wheeler Parkway in Augusta. Sign up here.

As one of the region’s comprehensive sports medicine programs, Augusta University Jaguar Sports Medicine is a leader in preventing and treating sports-related injuries.  With a full staff of board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists, the university is home to the area’s largest team of licensed certified athletic trainers and offers a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center.

Learn more about Augusta University Jaguar Sports Medicine.

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