Hill Country Memorial Hospital, orthopedic surgeons and rehab professionals are teaming up to offer orthopedic and physical therapy evaluations to high school athletes on Saturdays this fall beginning Aug. 29.
The Saturday clinics will take place at the hospital in Fredericksburg located at 1020 S. State Hwy. 16. Park in the main lot in front of the hospital and enter through the doors marked “Admissions.” Clinic hours will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Athletes will be seen on a first-come first-serve basis, so no appointments are necessary.
Texas Hill Country Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, P.A. physicians J. Steven Hoerster, MD; P. Charles Romanick, MD; Daniel B. Robertson, MD; and Joseph M. Cohn, MD, are volunteering their time for the evaluations as are representative from Fredericksburg Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy of the Greater Texas Hill Country.
“Our experience has shown that Saturday is the best day of the week for sports injury evaluations for high school athletes, because football games occur all during the week,” Dustin Embrey, (R), (MR), director of the hospital’s Imaging Services Department, said. “Those players with non-severe injuries are able to work with their trainers or coaches until Saturday when they can have the injury evaluated. Since varsity games are played on Friday nights, those students can be seen the very next morning.”
In the past, the clinic has drawn students from Blanco, Boerne, Burnet, Comfort, Fredericksburg, Harper, Ingram, Johnson City, Junction, Kerrville, Llano, Mason, Marble Falls, Menard, San Saba and Stonewall.
The evaluations are free, but if an injury requires x-rays or soft goods, that expense is the responsibility of the student. Coaches must attend, and a parent or legal guardian needs to be present to sign releases for any required treatment and other paperwork. Please bring insurance information and the school insurance claim form which must be filled out and signed by both the AD/coach and parent.
For more information, call Embrey at 830-990-6192 or the physician offices at 830-997-4043.