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April 19, 2010

MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDES FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS

LEWISBURG, Tenn. – Marshall Medical Center (MMC) will provide school sports physicals to high school athletes in Marshall County as a free public service. The event will take place Thursday, May 6, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Marshall County High School.

“Throughout the school year, Marshall Medical Center supplies athletic trainers to our county high schools for their home games. For the third consecutive year, we are excited to also provide free sports physicals to the community. In years past, hundreds of student athletes came out to receive their physicals, which are required by the schools,” said CEO Phyllis Brown.

Student athletes entering grades 9 through 12 from Cornersville, Forrest and Marshall County high schools are able to attend and receive a free physical. Information on other services provided by MMC will also be available.

Physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and nurses will be present to conduct the physicals at Marshall County High School. Physicals will include blood pressure, height and weight, strength and range of motion screenings. Physicians providing services will be Jeffrey Adams, M.D., a specialist in orthopedic surgery, and Tim Nash, M.D., a specialist in internal medicine. Vision screenings will be provided by Advanced Eye Care.

During the school year, MMC provides athletic trainers for each of the three high schools. Certified and licensed Athletic Trainers Emily Spears and Gregg Cloutier are medical experts who help prevent, recognize and rehabilitate injuries that result from physical activity. They assist students at nearly 100 games throughout the year.

For more information, contact Marshall Medical Center at 359.6241.