Free Sports Physicals at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports Sept. 10

OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports will be offering sports physicals for area student-athletes on Sept. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., in Birmingham at 1801 Gadsden Highway. To help ensure the health and safety of athletes, the practice’s specialty-trained doctors will safely provide expert screenings at no cost during the sports physicals event. In addition to this service, OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports also provides safe, specialized bone, joint and muscle care at the practice’s Birmingham location as well as in Hoover at 118 Mars Hill Road. Athletes or parents and guardians can call (205) 228-7600 with any questions about sports physicals or care. Orthopedic Urgent Care hours are also available at the practice’s Birmingham office.

The sports physicals event at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports will provide necessary medical clearance for athletes heading into school sports after months of COVID-19 closures, cancellations and limitations. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome. During the event, athletes will receive expert assessments provided by fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Mary Gilmer as well as fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeons Dr. Tyler Marshall and Dr. Mark Rogers.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes and want to make sure they are physically prepared for their upcoming sports seasons, especially since many have had lower activity levels during COVID-19,” says Chief Executive Officer of OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports Jerald T. Forrester, MBA, FACMPE. “We understand that they need to have these physicals performed, and our doctors are proud to give back to schools by meeting that need.”

As COVID-19 continues, OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports remains open and offering safe appointments for all bone, joint and muscle injuries and conditions in their offices in Birmingham and Hoover. Their providers also offer Orthopedic Urgent Care at their Birmingham location so patients can access immediate care for bone, joint and muscle problems, like sports-related injuries. Orthopedic Urgent Care is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon.

To learn more about the sports physicals event or to schedule an appointment with the sports medicine experts at OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, please call (205) 228-7600.