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Novant Health offers ‘black and blue clinic’ to address high school sports injuries


CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Just in time for the start of a new sports season, Novant Health has opened two "black and blue" clinics dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries. In Charlotte, the clinic is available Friday evenings from 10 to 11 p.m. inside of Novant Health Urgent Care - Waverly, 11840 Southmore Drive, suite 100. In Cornelius, the clinic will be available Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. at Novant Health Lakeside Family Physicians, 19485 Old Jetton Road, suite 100.

Staffed by board-certified primary care sports medicine physicians, orthopedists and athletic trainers, the clinic is a cost-efficient, time-saving alternative to the emergency room. The team of experts will promptly assess an injury and develop a treatment plan to get student athletes back on the field as quickly and safely as possible. No appointment is necessary.

"Novant Health is excited to continue to provide care for high school athletes again this fall," said Dr. Joe Garcia, family practitioner with Novant Health Lakeside Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine. "Our staff is prepared to diagnose and treat common sports-related injuries, and this special clinic is one of the fastest and safest possible options for them to return to their chosen sport in a timely manner."

Services include the evaluation and treatment of:

  • Sprains and strains.

  • Fractures. 

  • Concussions.

  • ACL tears.

 

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018
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