Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center will be hosting their annual Pre-participation Sports Physical Day on Saturday, April 14th at Williams-Brice Stadium. AC Flora’s time slot is set for 11:00am. The AC Flora Athletic Department will provide a bus to transport athletes to/from the event which will leave AC Flora at 10:30am. There is no charge for the sports physical, although some schools are accepting donations to help purchase needed tape, wrap, crutches, braces, boots, physical therapy equipment and other supplies throughout the year.
Sports physicals completed after April 1, 2018 are good through the end of the 2018-19 school year. Athletes are asked to wear comfortable sports attire (i.e. shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, etc.). This allows the individual to perform basic movements required during the screening process. We kindly ask athletes to minimize the usage of cell phone and other electronic devices to create a more efficient screening process.
It’s important to note that they will not offer a cardiology exam and clearance. Anyone needing additional cardiac evaluation will need to follow up with their primary care physician for clearance. If for any reason an athlete is not cleared during Palmetto Heath-USC Orthopedic Center’s pre-participation exam, the athlete will be given a Follow-Up Form with an explanation of why he/she was not cleared along with referral information.
If you would like to register or have questions, please contact our Head Athletic Trainer, Ryan Lail. The sign-up deadline is Thursday, April 12th. Registrants must bring with them to Physical Day the completed and signed History section of the sports physical (page 1). All forms must be completed in their entirety prior to arrival, including medical history and signatures, or no pre-participation exam will be given.
All original paperwork from this event will be kept by Palmetto Heath-USC Orthopedic Center on the day of the event and then returned to the school’s athletic trainer/athletic director. Please reach out to our Head Athletic Trainer or Athletic Director afterwards if you would like a copy of your athlete’s paperwork.