Community News May 06, 2019

Adena to Offer Free Sports Physicals for Pike County Student Athletes

Adena physicians and athletic trainers will soon perform free sports physical exams for Pike County students who will be participating in high school athletics and other physical activities during the 2019-2020 school year. Doctors and athletic trainers will be offering sports physicals for students at Piketon and Waverly High Schools on Thursday, May 9.

Parents of athletes, cheerleaders and band members should watch for, or ask their child about an information packet that was recently given to eligible students. The packet includes paperwork and instructions for parents to complete that gives permission to providers to perform the sports physical.

“Adena Health System is invested in the health of our community; and providing this important exam, free of charge, is one way we can support children and families throughout our region,” said Dr. H. Takaji Kittaka of Adena Family Medicine – Waverly. 

Sports physicals are required for participation in Ohio high school athletics and other activities. They are an important tool in assuring the safety, health and wellbeing of our children, on and off the field, track or court.

With Adena athletic trainers, Dr. Kittaka and other Adena providers will evaluate Pike County student-athletes during the school day on May 9. They will be looking at the child’s general health, current fitness level, and will discuss any existing injuries or conditions that could increase a student’s risk of injury.