Sanford Chamberlain

Free Sports Injury Clinics Available in Chamberlain

08/08/2016

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – The physical medicine department at Sanford Chamberlain will offer free sports injury clinics on Saturdays August 27 through October 15.

The clinics are available for all high school and middle school students in the Chamberlain, Kimball, Lower Brule, Lyman and Crow Creek school districts.

The clinic will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday during those dates at the physical medicine department at Sanford Chamberlain at 300 S Byron Blvd.   Please use the outside door located just southeast of the front entrance. Students should not enter through the emergency department.

"The clinic will give a chance for students who are injured during Friday night sporting events to get treatment right away,” said certified and licensed athletic trainer, Emily Dorwart. “The injury may not be serious enough to go to the emergency room, but if treatment can start on Saturday instead of waiting until Monday, it will speed up the healing process.”

  • What: Sports Injury Clinics
  • When: Saturdays from August 27 – October 15
  • Time:  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where:  Physical medicine department at Sanford Chamberlain, 300 S Byron Blvd., Chamberlain
  • Cost: FREE

Dorwart invites parents and coaches to come to the clinic with the injured athlete.  She says it's helpful to have the parents and coaches see what the treatment plan is so they can help the athlete stay on track to get back on the road to recovery and back in the game.

If you have any questions about the Saturday Sports Injury Clinic at Sanford Chamberlain, call 234-7142.

About Sanford Chamberlain

Sanford Chamberlain is served by nine physicians and advanced practice providers. Sanford Chamberlain also includes a 25-bed hospital, surgical services, rehab services, nursing home, home health and hospice care.

For more information about Sanford Chamberlain, visit www.sanfordchamberlain.org.

 

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