Atrium, Carolina Panthers partner for free sports physicals
Published 2:13 pm Monday, May 15, 2023
Atrium Health has partnered with the Carolina Panthers and will provide student-athletes free sports physicals at the beginning of June at Bank of America Stadium to school partners, including Albemarle, North Stanly, South Stanly, West Stanly and Gray Stone Day high schools in Stanly County.
The Heart of a Champi
on Day goes beyond a normal physical and includes EKGs to detect heart abnormalities that could lead to sudden cardiac arrest. Registration for students ends May 21.
The screenings include a review of the athlet
e’s medical history, a sports-specific medical and musculoskeletal exam, a heart exam and a visio n test. The program is unique because of the heart screening , where all student athletes receive an EKG, which traces the heart’s electrical activity. A heart s creening is performed to increase the chance of detecting a heart pr oblem that could affect an athlete’s abil ity to participate in sports.