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CareNow Denver Offering Sport Physicals and Healthy Athlete Tips

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Denver, CO, July 23, 2021 –(PR.com)– As families gear up to head back to school, CareNow urgent care clinics are offering tips to keep youth athletes healthy and safe this school year. CareNow®, part of the HealthONE system of care, sees an annual spike in youth sports injuries and is offering advice to help keep kids in the game.

– Maintain a healthy diet
– Exercise regularly
– Don’t encourage “playing through the pain”
– Get a sports physical

“Playing through an injury can make matters worse, resulting in additional medical treatments or even causing permanent damage,” says Dr. Mark Montano, CareNow market medical director. “Head injuries in children always need medical evaluation and should never have same-day return-to-play risking a second-impact.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a six-step return to play progression that athletes should follow before returning to sports after a…

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