St. Patrick Sports Health to hold Youth Athletic Screening - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

St. Patrick Sports Health to hold Youth Athletic Screening

CHRISTUS St. Patrick Sports Health will hold Youth Athletic Screenings on Saturday, July 18 on the 2nd floor of St. Patrick Hospital.  The screenings are made possible by a grant from the Children's Miracle Network of Southwest Louisiana.

This comprehensive screening will include the required Louisiana High School Athletic Association physical criteria as well as cardiovascular screening criteria proven to reduce the incidence of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. The screenings are ideal for children as young as six years old.

The cost is $35 (actual screening value of $350) and the screenings will include the following:

- physical (height, weight, physical exam)
- cholesterol and glucose test
- orthopedic analysis for children with previous injuries
- EKG
- echocardiogram testing, if necessary
- body fat analysis

Each sports team with at least five screening participants will receive a free team first aid kit. Each screening participant will receive a free guide to preventing and treating sports injuries.  Participants should bring their school's athletic screening packet, if one is required.  A notary public will be on-site to notarize the paperwork at no extra cost. 

Appointments are required. Call 491-7577 or visit www.christussportshealth.org to reserve your time.

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