Health system offers sports medicine clinic for student athletes

Two Great River Health System services – Great River Orthopaedic Specialists and Great River Athletic and Performance Center – are providing a walk-in sports medicine clinic to area student athletes. Free assessments are offered from 9 to

10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 26 to Oct. 21, at Great River Orthopaedic Specialists, Wellness Plaza, Suite 101, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington.

At the clinic, athletic trainers from Great River Athletic and Performance Center will evaluate and treat postgame injuries. Surgeons with Great River Orthopaedic Specialists will be available to evaluate or assess injured athletes if they need further treatment. Athletic trainers will:

  • Help educate athletes and parents
  • Provide student athletes with follow-up care after the injury
  • Set up rehabilitation plans
  • Talk with parents and athletes about the next steps in recovery

A parent or guardian must accompany the student athlete. Athletes should wear shorts and T-shirts for evaluations. There is no charge for X-rays. Insurance information will be needed if supplies or braces are ordered. Athletes or parents are financially responsible for these supplies.

For more information, call Great River Athletic and Performance Center at (319) 768-4191.