We are excited to announce that Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic will once again host pre-season athletic screenings for the 2021-22 school year. These screenings will be for ALL Sports and are scheduled Saturday May 22nd, 2021 at the KOC Weisgarber location located on the Dowell Springs Campus off Middlebrook Pike.
**These screenings are for incoming freshmen thru seniors for the 2021-2022 school year.**
These screenings (performed after April 15, 2021) will be good for the entire 2021-22 school year. This date will also allow your athletes to have screenings completed before summer workouts and camps.
In addition to the physicals, we are excited to announce that the Knox County Health Department will be here offering the COVID vaccine to those that wish to receive it free of charge.
Information & eligibility for the vaccine:
No appointment will be needed.
Symptom free and no signs of current COVID infection.
Age - 16 or older. We are awaiting FDA approval for the Pfizer vaccine for the ages of 12-15. If this is approved before this date, then children 12 and older will be allowed to receive the vaccine.
Minors 17 and under will be REQUIRED to have their parent/legal guardian on-site.
Masks will be required by all.
Students may come just to receive the vaccine if they have already had their Pre-Participation Screening elsewhere. (They will still need to have a screening exam before they are allowed to participate in athletics).
This is a mass-vaccination site - so parents, siblings, teachers, coaches….anyone is encouraged to attend and receive the vaccine.
Those that receive the vaccine are asked to wait for 15 minutes afterwards to make sure there are no adverse reactions.
The Pfizer vaccine will be the one used. The second vaccination will need to be performed approximately three weeks after receiving the initial dose and will be scheduled by KCHD.
Who can attend?
Upcoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.
For middle school athletes - we believe that it is very important for younger patients to be seen by their family physicians. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
A parent/guardian must fill out and sign the Medical History and Consent to Participate pages of the form. If these are not signed, we will not be able to provide a pre-participation screening for the athlete.
Pre-participation screening forms can be obtained from your coach or school, or by clicking the links above.
Austin East / Central / Fulton
Concord Christian / West
FBA / Powell / South Doyle
Farragut / Gibbs
Karns / HVA / STEM
Carter / Halls / Knoxville Christian
Bearden / Berean / Catholic / Grace
CAK / Career Magnet / Webb
INFORMATION REGARDING PRE-PARTICIPATION SCREENINGS
The purpose of these pre-participation screenings is to meet the requirements for participation as set by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). We recommend that the student athletes also visit their family practice medical provider to obtain a thorough physical examination.
The pre-participation screening is designed to screen in a cursory way for common causes of injury and sudden death among young, relatively healthy individuals. It is not intended to replace a comprehensive health evaluation by an individual’s primary care physician. The standard exam performed during this screening is based upon guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Specifically, it does not evaluate conditions detectable only through laboratory or mechanical medium such as urinalysis, blood and serum analysis, ECG, EEG or echocardiogram.
If a health care provider during the exam detects a potentially hazardous condition, recommended participation may be contingent upon further evaluation by the athlete’s personal physician. Under the Americans with Disability Act, no person can be barred from physical activity. However it may be the recommendation of the person or persons performing the exam that sports-related activity might put your child at substantial risk.
The screening may be performed by one or more persons with the following areas of expertise: medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, athletic trainers, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, general medical physicians, family physicians, and/or orthopaedic surgeons.