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Time to schedule your child’s annual physical, who better to perform the exam than an expert in orthopedics?

South Florida parents, the new school year is just a month away and that means one thing: your schedule is about to get a lot busier! Before the whirlwind of errands takes over your to do list, stay ahead of the game and schedule your child’s back to school or sports physical.

“Children’s bodies are constantly changing. As parents, it’s our job to monitor our children’s growth, health and development — which is why it’s so important to get an annual physical from an expert in orthopedics” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Founder and CEO of OrthoNOW, the nation’s only orthopedic urgent care franchise. He continued, “These exams are what we call preventive care visits that ensure our children’s health is up to par with expectations and protect them from serious conditions and diseases”.

Although policies change based on state and school system, many Florida children are required to have their physical exams completed by the first week of classes. Furthermore, if you have a young athlete, he or she will most likely need a sports physical. Sports physicals warn if any issues could arise and interfere with your child’s ability to participate on an athletic team.

OrthoNOW is currently offering back to school and sports physicals in all their South Florida locations for children and young adults from the ages of 6-22, with no appointment needed. Our back to school and sports physicals include the following:

1. Physical health examination
2. Height and weight
3. Range of motion testing
4. Hernia check
5. Blood pressure
6. Pulse
7. Vision screening
8. Review of medical history
9. Provide a summary to child’s primary care physician
10. Complete forms needed for sports or school participation

Additionally, our Doral location is offering Baseline Concussion Testing which is a computerized assessment that measures reaction time, memory capacity, speed of mental processing and executive functioning of the brain.

For more information on our centers’ locations and hours of operations visit or download our mobile app! There’s a $10 discount being offered for those who use the On My Way NOW™ feature of the app, and check the box indicating they’re coming for a physical.

About OrthoNOW

OrthoNOW®, the nation’s only orthopedic urgent care franchise, is focused on assessment and treatment of a range of orthopedic and sports injuries, chronic conditions, and preventative protocols – all on a walk-in basis.  Specialties include anything related to the foot, ankle, knee, hip, wrist, hand, elbow, shoulder and spine.  

Every OrthoNOW® is equipped with digital imaging equipment and offers the latest techniques and treatments by a team of orthopedic clinicians and orthopedic specialized ancillary providers including Neuro Therapy which dramatically alleviates acute and chronic pain and expedites recovery time from surgery.  

OrthoNOW® recently launched the mobile app v2.0 for iPhone users which features a revolutionary feature called On My Way NOW™ which allows patients to notify an OrthoNOW® Center that they are in route, the reason they’re coming and what time they expect to arrive. The recently released upgraded app now includes integration with Uber. OrthoNOW’s flagship center is in Doral, Florida, with franchised Centers in Florida, Georgia and other locations coming soon.  

July 18, 2017

9600 NW 25 St. Suite 5B
Doral, Fl 33172
Tel: 786.615.5887 786.655.0183
Fax: 786.655.0183

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