EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Injured athletes can receive immediate diagnosis and treatment during the walk-in Saturday Morning Sports Medicine Clinic at Mayo Clinic Health System, 1400 Bellinger St., in Eau Claire. The clinic will be open on Saturdays, Aug. 17–Oct. 19, from 9 to 10 a.m., on the fourth floor of the Orthopedic Center.
The clinic is specifically designed to help athletes injured during practices or events earlier in the week. A complete set of sports medicine professionals, including physicians, nurses, athletic trainers and X-ray technologists, is assembled in one location to provide an immediate, one-stop source of care. Athletes can receive X-rays, a physician examination and treatment plan in a single visit.
No matter the sport, the clinic can help all athletes, including cheerleaders, dancers, football players, runners, and soccer or volleyball players.
“Nothing can be more frustrating to an athlete than to be hurt and out of commission,” says Kurt Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic Health System licensed athletic trainer. “Through the Saturday Morning Sports Medicine Clinic, athletes can quickly access an entire team of medical specialists who are trained in getting them back into the game.”
Common issues seen include overuse injuries, sprains, fractures, and shoulder and knee strains.
Fees apply at each location, and insurance is billed. Parental consent is required before any treatment.
“Don’t let an injury wait,” Jacobson says. “Oftentimes, the sooner an injury is diagnosed and treated, the sooner an athlete can resume his or her activity.”
Saturday clinics are not for concussion screenings or evaluations.
Learn more about Sports Medicine services, or call Sports Medicine at 715-838-6161.
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Press ContactKristin Everett