North Oaks offers athletes physical exams

North Oaks will hold Physical Day on Saturday at North Oaks-Livingston Parish Medical Complex for student athletes who attend participating Livingston Parish schools.

Athletes from 25 Tangipahoa Parish schools and Southeastern Louisiana University received free physical examinations April 20 at North Oaks Sports Medicine Physical Day.

North Oaks sponsored the 22nd annual event to help junior high and high school student-athletes fulfill Louisiana High School Athletic Association requirements and as the official health care provider of Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics.

“This was the greatest and best-run Physical Day ever,” Ponchatoula High School Football Coach Hank Tierney said.

More than 100 North Oaks physicians, nurse practitioners, athletic trainers, employees and Southeastern Louisiana University athletic training education students volunteered at Physical Day. The event was at the North Oaks Diagnostic Center and Clinic Building.

In addition to Physical Days, North Oaks Sports Medicine cares for student-athletes on the playing field and beyond by providing education for coaches, athletes and families; onsite emergency acute care at practices and games; and rehabilitation to help severely injured players safely return to the playing field.

For more information on North Oaks Sports Medicine and program enrollment criteria, call (985) 230-5248 or visit http://www.northoaks.org/sportsmedicine.