Bingham Memorial to offer free sports physicals to area students

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Staff Writer

Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) is offering free sports physicals for all student athletes in its locations in Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Shelley. A Bumps and Bruises Clinic is also offered every Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at certain locations.
“As a non-profit organization, we are dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve. One of the ways we do this is by providing free sports physicals to all student athletes throughout Eastern Idaho and a Bumps and Bruises clinic to all student athletes,” Mark Baker, BMH Public Relations Director, said. “We are dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve.”
With all the costs associated with summer activities and back-to-school preparation, BMH team of leading primary-care doctors would like to lend a helping hand.
Why is an annual physical so important for each student athlete?
As stated in the press release from BMH, a sports physical ensures a student athlete is healthy and ready to safely participate in their chosen sport. As any parent of a seasoned student athlete knows, a sports physical is not only necessary but is required in order for their son or daughter to participate in school sports programs.
Read the entire article in the Aug. 16 edition of the Blackfoot Morning News