The Minnesota State High School league requires a physical exam of all students participating in a high school sport, but on Thursday Aug. 9 any high school student athlete without any known, pre-existing health problems can get a free exam. Athletes with diagnosed health conditions should consult with their physician for a more in-depth physical.
About 10 physicians from Twin Cities Orthopedics and Allina medical Clinic administer the exams, which take about 15 minutes. There is no appointment necessary, but anyone who signs up by Aug. 7 is eligible to win a free iPad.
Students must print and bring a form to the event along with their parent or guardian. If a parent cannot attend the event, the form must be signed in advance by the parent/guardian.
To register go to the Twin Cities Orthopedics website and click on "events" or call 952-512-5647. Advanced registration is not necessary but the form must be printed and brought to the event. No appointment times are given in advance.
The exams will be given from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Twin Cities Orthopedics at 4010 W. 65th St. in Edina. In addition to the exam, other freebies include sports drinks, nutrition bars, and drawstring backpacks.
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