Your daughter comes home from volleyball practice and says her foot hurts when she runs for the ball. Do you get on the phone and try to schedule an appointment with the doctor? Or do you take the “wait and see” approach?
For the parents of active kids, that question is likely to come up at least once over the course of a sports season. Is it a sprain? A pull? A tear? A break? Or just a sore muscle? Will she need a boot or just an Aleve?
Now there’s another option besides doing nothing and rushing to schedule an appointment. Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering free Injury Clinics & Assessments.
The sports clinics take place from 1-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 22 at the Walcher Rehabilitation Center at Fisher-Titus Medical Center (272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Parking Lot A). The walk-in clinics are open to any student athlete and appointments are not needed.
Your young athlete will be in good hands. From prompt emergency care to the most sophisticated rehabilitation techniques, the therapists and orthopedic specialists at Fisher-Titus work together to treat and manage sports injuries. And they’re backed by state-of-the-art medical resources and equipment.
Fisher-Titus has been serving student athletes at the Walcher Rehabilitation Center since 2000. The team of certified athletic trainers helps local athletes attain top form and, when necessary, helps them return to the game they love after an injury.
Seven million kids play high school sports in the United States. High school athletes account for an estimated 2 million injuries and 500,000 doctor visits each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Treating an injury properly can prevent a condition from getting worse and also can help get your child’s game back on track.
If your child has been sidelined by an injury, the Fisher-Titus sports medicine team is eager to help your athlete do his or her very best—and have fun—on the court or field this year.