Nate Wiechmann, D.C., will be offering sports physicals for student athletes at Riverside High School in Oakland on Tuesday, July 30, from 5-8 p.m. The cost will be $25 per student, with a portion of all proceeds going directly back to the school.
According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, athletic injuries account for about 20 percent of all injury-related emergency visits for kids ages six to 19. Sports physicals can uncover hidden dangers prior to the season, which helps keep athletes safe and reduces the risk of injury.
As a former collegiate athlete, ART® Provider and ACE® Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in treating and assessing student athletes, Dr. Wiechmann understands the physical demands that are required on and off the field. During each sports physical, he checks for the following:
- Potential muscle imbalances
- Joint pain or tenderness
- A curvature of the spine
- Issues with reflexes
All students in grades 7-12 participating in athletics must complete a sports physical prior to the season in order to address medical conditions and modify training plans. If you haven’t scheduled your child’s sports physical for the 2019-2020 school year yet, this would be a great opportunity to identify potential areas of concern and help keep your child safe.