Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf offers free school athlete screenings

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 09:30 AM.

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf will offer free athletic screenings to high school and junior high students in Gulf County on July 23 and Aug. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. ET. Florida regulations require athletic screenings for all students participating in practice and competitive sports.

The free screenings will be administered at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf’s Medical Office Building by specialists including Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic staff and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf physical therapists, nurses and physicians.  Screenings include blood pressure, heart rate, posture, range of motion, flexibility and balance.

Students should check with their coach to learn which date they should attend.  Additionally, students and their parents must complete medical history and permission forms prior to participating in the athletic screening. These forms are available through school coaches or Sacred Heart’s Rehabilitation program in the Medical Office Building. Student athletes should wear shorts, t-shirts, and athletic shoes for their visit.

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf’s Medical Office Building is located on the hospital’s campus at 3801 U.S. Highway 98 in Port St. Joe.

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