WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s sports medicine team is providing free sports physicals on Saturday to high school student-athletes in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
The physicals will be offered to students – including incoming freshmen – who are signed up to play any sport during the upcoming school year.
Schools are coordinating with their student-athletes to schedule the physical appointments. The physicals will be conducted at the Wake Forest Baptist's sports medicine clinic on Miller Street.
“We are glad to once again offer these free sports physicals to high school athletes in our community,” said Heath Thornton, M.D., medical director of Wake Forest Baptist’s Athletic Training Outreach Program.
Providing pre-participation sports physicals is part of the partnership between Wake Forest Baptist and WS/FCS to provide certified athletic trainers at the system’s 12 high schools, offering a wide range of nutrition, injury prevention and treatment programs for student-athletes.