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Safety and Education Keep Student-Athletes in the Game

With spring sports in full swing and summer practices right around the corner, let the North Oaks Sports Medicine Program help prepare your athlete to stay in the game!

Student-athletes have special health care and educational needs. Caring for their growing bodies and knowing how to participate safely in sports is essential for optimum performance. The North Oaks Sports Medicine program has been caring for the community’s athletes for nearly 22 years, focusing on their needs on the playing field and beyond.

Annual Physical Days offer complimentary physicals to eligible junior high and high school athletes in Tangipahoa and Livingston Parishes to help fulfill Louisiana High School Athletic Association requirements. In addition to Physical Day, the program also offers:

  • Concussion screenings
  • Assistance with equipment fittings for all contact sports at participating schools
  • Return-to-play assessments performed by athletic trainers
  • Safety & Injury Prevention educational sessions for school coaches and athletic directors.

Top three tips for student-athletes to stay healthy:

  • Eat nutritious meals and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Get enough rest and be sure to stretch before practices and games.
  • Use proper technique in sport-specific movements to develop strength and flexibility.
The North Oaks Sports Medicine program’s expert team of physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and technicians care for junior high and high school student-athletes during many local athletic events and varsity athletic practices. Many of our certified athletic trainers also are on-site at local Tangipahoa and Livingston Parish schools and at state and regional championship events. With the added support of the North Oaks Emergency Room staff, Orthopaedic physicians and rehabilitation specialists, student-athletes receive continued care to assist in returning them to their game.

Should an injury occur, our goal is to get the athlete the expert care he or she needs— and work with coaches and parents to ensure the athlete is 100 percent ready to return to the sport.

For more information or to enroll in the program, call North Oaks Sports Medicine at (985) 230-5248. You may also complete an online enrollment form.