Sports Medicine Outreach

Pre-Participation Screenings

Pre-Participation Screenings

DATE: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cost: $10.00 (Please make checks payable to KOC)

LOCATION – Thompson-Boling Arena

 

Pre-participation screenings will be conducted at Thompson-Boling Arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee. The arena is located on the corner of Neyland Drive and Lake Loudon Boulevard. Parking is available in G10 and across the street from the arena / Pratt Pavilion in Staff Lot 23. Please enter the arena on the Lake Loudon Blvd side, at the lower level doors next to the loading dock, under Pratt Pavilion.

Directions to Thompson-Boling Arena

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PARKING

You may park in G10 parking garage or the lot marked Staff Area 23 which is on the lower west side (Lake Loudon Blvd.) of the Arena, across the street from Pratt Pavilion.

INFORMATION REGARDING PRE-PARTICIPATION SCREENINGS

The purpose of these pre-paticipation screenings is to meet the requirements for participation as set by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). We recommend that the student athletes also visit their family practice medical provider to obtain a thorough physical examination.  

The pre-participation screening is designed to screen in a cursory way for common causes of injury and sudden death among young, relatively healthy individuals. It is not intended to replace a comprehensive health evaluation by an individual’s primary care physician. The standard exam performed during this screening is based upon guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Specifically, it does not evaluate conditions detectable only through laboratory or mechanical medium such as urinalysis, blood and serum analysis, ECG, EEG or echocardiogram.

 If a health care provider during the exam detects a potentially hazardous condition, recommended participation may be contingent upon further evaluation by the athlete’s personal physician. Under the Americans with Disability Act, no person can be barred from physical activity. However it may be the recommendation of the person or persons performing the exam that sports-related activity might put your child at substantial risk.

The screening may be performed by one or more persons with the following areas of expertise: medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, general medical physicians, family physicians, and/or orthopaedic surgeons.

Who can attend?

Upcoming 8th graders and high school athletes – upcoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

For middle school athletes, we will only be screening students who will be in the eighth grade for the 2017-2018 school year.

We will not screen athletes younger than 8th grade. We believe that it is very important for younger patients to be seen by their family physicians. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

EKG SCREENINGS:

Recent research suggests that EKGs are NOT recommended for those with a normal history and physical exam. Knoxville Pediatric Cardiology will be offering EKG screenings at no charge in conjunction with sports physicals, but only to those athletes who are identified as having a cardiac risk. The need for the screening will be determined by the athlete's previous medical history and the physical exam. EKG screenings will NOT be performed on athletes with a normal history and physical exam.

Please visit www.knoxvillepediatriccardiology.com for more information on EKGs and frequently asked questions.

WHAT FORMS TO BRING:

Knox County or TSSAA Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form:

A parent/guardian must fill out and sign the medical history and consent to participate pages of the form.  If these are not signed, we will not be able to provide a pre-participation screening for the athlete.

 

 

WHERE TO FIND THE FORMS:

Pre-participation screening forms can be obtained from your coach or school.

You may also download and print the form from your computer by clicking below:

DOWNLOAD Pre-participation screening FORM

 

 Schedule: 

     
8:00 a.m.
  • Catholic High School
  • Holston Middle
  • Karns High School
  • Karns Middle
  • S.T.E.M. Academy
8:30 a.m.
  • Powell High School
  • Powell Middle
  • South Doyle High School
  • South Doyle Middle
  • Sacred Heart
9:00 a.m.
  • Bearden High School
  • Bearden Middle
  • Central High School
  • Cedar Bluff Middle
  • Gresham Middle
9:30 a.m.
  • Fulton High School
  • Gibbs High School
  • Halls High School
  • Halls Middle School
  • Berean Christian
  • Whittle Springs
  • Knoxville Christian School
  • King's Academy
10:00 a.m.
  • Austin-East High School
  • Carter High School
  • Hardin Valley Academy
  • Carter Middle
  • Grace Christian Academy
  • Vine Middle
  • Clayton-Bradley Academy
10:30 a.m.
  • West High School
  • Webb School
  • Northwest Middle
  • C.A.K.
  • West Valley Middle
  • Concord Christian School
11:00 a.m.
  • Farragut High School
  • Farragut Middle
  • Apostolic Christian School
  • Temple Baptist Academy           
  • K.B.C.S.
11:30 a.m.
  • Others

 

 

Questions:

Michelle Hansard
558-4438
michelle.hansard@orthotennessee.com