With a long rugby season starting on Saturday, the Milwaukee Barbarians are proud to announce a proactive injury screening program for the entire season.
Each Monday the excellent staff at Athletico East Side — 2615 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 — will be available for two physical therapy screening sessions from 11:00AM - 12:00 PM and again from 7:00PM - 8:00PM.
Players who would like a screening should select one of the scheduled screening times and call ahead at 414-962-4400 to ensure treatment in a timely fashion.
“The sooner the players get into the clinic after an injury, the better”, said Sam Bielen, manager and Physical Therapist at Athletico East Side. “I've seen many athletes with chronic injuries that have lasted an entire season, which ultimately leads to decreased performance and a lengthy recovery. If we can treat the injury right after it happens, prognosis improves, and an appropriate return to play happens much earlier.”
The complimentary screenings are designed to identify injuries more quickly as well as to help treat bumps and bruises early to keep players as fit as possible come game day. The service includes:
- Free assessment by a licensed medical professional
- Education regarding potential injury
- Injury care plan or physician referral (if needed)
Additional visits in the same week can be scheduled as deemed appropriate to ensure a timely return to play, but these may incur expenses to the patient/athlete. Athletico works with a wide variety of insurances to make this possible.