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Free sports physicals for local student athletes

Even though school is almost out for the summer, if you have children that play sports it's time to start thinking ahead to next year. Staying active promotes our community's mental and physical well-being; that's why Barton doctors and caregivers are donating their time to offer free sports physicals for student athletes.

This free benefit to all local and high school athletes will take place on Monday, June 11, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the South Tahoe High School Blue Gym. South Tahoe Middle School and High School students, Pop Warner athletes, Lake Tahoe Community College student athletes, as well as George Whittell middle and high school students are invited to participate.

The free sports physicals screen the student's vitals: vision, height, weight, and blood pressure as required or recommended by athletic programs in the area. Students can also discuss any orthopedic concerns with Orthopedists while being screened. Barton's free sports physical do not replace children's Annual Preventative Exam, however, it is a great opportunity for parents if their child is healthy overall and simply needs basic vitals checked in order to participate in extracurricular sports.

Taking advantage of the free sports physicals will save families money and no appointments are necessary the day of the screenings. Students should wear gym attire and make sure to bring completed forms they can pick up at the front desk at school, or from their coach.

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About the AUthor

Krisit Jouett is a certified personal trainer and yoga teacher for Barton’s Tahoe Fit community wellness program and a Physical Education teacher in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District.