With the start of the school year comes an important to-do item for every high school athlete — the fall physical.
In August, our providers at OrthoONE at North Suburban Medical Center held physical examinations for students at Sky View Mapleton High School and at our new satellite location in Westminster (11230 N. Benton St., Westminster, Colo.) for students from Cornerstone Christian Academy.
“High school sports demand a lot from students and can put a lot of stress on a student’s body. We wanted to help make sure that students are in good health and ready to get out there and play,” said Dr. Jared White, a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at OrthoONE at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton. “As a coach and father myself, I want to do my part to ensure every kid out on the field or court has been checked out by a medical professional and cleared to play.”
Proceeds from the physical examinations were donated to each respective high school’s athletic department.
“Sports are an extremely important part of our children’s lives and can teach them many life skills. It’s our pleasure to do our part to help these programs thrive for years to come,” said Chelsea Jacobs, physician assistant at OrthoONE at North Suburban Medical Center, who, along with Dr. White and physician assistant Allyson Evans, donated her time performing these important exams.
This fall season, Dr. White and both physician assistants will also help to cover the home football games at Cornerstone Christian Academy.
Dr. White will certainly feel right at home on the sidelines — during his fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and Noyes’ Knee Research and Education Foundation, Dr. White served as a sports medicine and orthopedic surgical fellow and consultant for the Cincinnati Bengals football team and Cincinnati State University athletic teams.
“Our goal is that no kids get hurt while playing, but if something does happen, we want to be there to examine them and help as quickly as possible,” said Dr. White. “Here’s hoping it’s an injury-free season for everyone!”