You can save money by getting your child's school sports physical done Saturday. Two doctor's offices are charging $10 and that money is going right back to schools in Hillsborough County.
On the football field, adrenaline takes over, but when junior Jared Miller got hurt a few years ago, fear kicked in.
“When I separated my clavicle bone I had no idea, like I couldn’t move my upper body hardly at all and I had no idea what happened, yeah I was really scared then,” he said.
The injury wasn't easy on his biggest fans, his parents, either.
“There’s a lot of prayer going on for me during the games that my boys would be safe and strong,” Julie Miller said.
The Millers know the value of required sports physicals. Saturday, doctors at two Florida Orthopaedic Institutes are offering those physicals for $10, then the money goes back to 14 Hillsborough County Schools.
“We’re going to save ourselves and the athletes a lot of frustration, a lot of time off from their sport,” Dr. Adam Morse, Co-Director Sports Medicine Florida Orthopaedic Institute, said.
Contact sports can put student athletes at risk and injuries can often go untreated.
“I have personally excluded 6 or 8 athletes from ever playing collision or contact sports again based on the severity of the traumatic brain injury,” Dr. Morse said.
Exams proactively protect kids and give money to schools like Sickles High School, with damaged equipment.
Physicals are for athletes in junior high and high school in Hillsborough County. No appointment is needed and you can show up as early as 8 a.m.
It is important to bring your immunization form and completed Florida High School Athletic Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form.
- Brandon Office: 305 E. Brandon Blvd.
- South Tampa Office: 909 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
For more information visit: Floridaortho.com/events.