Saturday morning sports medicine injury clinic back up again

Posted Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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Parker County’s only sports medicine clinic is starting back up again. Competitive sports and exercise makes you look good and feel good, however, too much of a good thing can lead to an injury that can sideline you from the activities you enjoy. In order to keep more children and adults active and in the game, Dr. Greg Bratton, a board-certified family medicine physician who specializes in sports medicine, will be on-site at Lone Star Family Care each Saturday morning to assess and treat injuries. After initial assessment, Bratton will recommend if any follow-up care is needed.

“You don’t have to be a competitive athlete to get a sports injury, which is simply an injury that commonly occurs during sports or exercise. A sports injury can happen to anyone at any age; although they are more common as we grow older, and more often occur among women, due to differences in body structure,” Bratton said.

Sports injuries can involve any part of the body, but generally refer to an injury that involves the muscles, bones, or a connective tissue, like cartilage. These types of injuries usually come about from improper training or conditioning, insufficient warm-up and stretching before an activity, using the wrong equipment, or doing too much, too fast.

“I’m excited to start this in conjunction with the beginning of the school year. We want all athletes and spectators, whether they are players, cheerleaders, fans or mascots, to enjoy the game and not be sidelined by an injury” Bratton said.

The clinic will be open on Saturdays throughout the football season from 8-10 a.m. and located at 5700 E. Interstate 20, Service Road South in Aledo.

About Weatherford Regional Medical Center

Weatherford Regional Medical Center is a 99-all-private bed hospital and a network of medical clinics serving Parker County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 31 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive imaging services, interventional cardiology, a 24-hour emergency department, labor and delivery suites, and much more.

The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including Press Ganey Summit Award and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, call 817-341-CARE (2273) or visit www.weatherfordregional.com.

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