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Watson Clinic Sports Medicine Department Offers Sports Physical Day for Area Athletes


The sports medicine department at Watson Clinic is pleased to offer a free Sports Physical Day to all incoming freshmen and returning athletes from competitive high school sports teams. The event will take place at the Main Clinic location, 1st floor west, Orthopaedics Department, 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, on Saturday, June 5 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm. 


The physicals will satisfy the required criteria for clearance to participate in competitive school sports, and will be executed by the team of experts who comprise Watson Clinic’s sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery departments.  Any athlete who requires further examination or treatment due to a pre-existing condition will receive a referral to their primary care physician or appropriate specialist.  This screening should not replace the student’s annual visit to the pediatrician.


All eligible athletes should arrive with a completed pre-participation form from their coach, which is to be signed by a parent. Athletes from these schools are encouraged to adhere to the following schedule:


8 am –   9 am:     Lakeland and Auburndale High Schools

9 am – 10 am:     McKeel Academy and George Jenkins High School

10 am – 11 am:   Santa Fe Catholic, Bartow and Fort Meade High Schools

11 am –   1 pm:   Lake Gibson and Mulberry High Schools

1 pm – 2 pm:    Tenoroc High School and All Saints Academy

2 pm – 3 pm:    Kathleen, Lakeland Christian, and Victory High Schools


         Watson Clinic’s comprehensive orthopedic department encompasses every phase of treatment, from sports medicine to surgery to physical therapy and rehabilitation. The Sports Medicine program features a team of board-certified physicians, specialized physical therapists and trainers certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, all working together to maintain the health and performance of competitive athletes.  The program features an all-inclusive array of services -- covering every phase of treatment -- including evaluations, surgical interventions, rehabilitation and repeat injury prevention strategies.


For more information on Watson Clinic’s sports medicine program, the orthopedic surgery department, or the upcoming Sports Physicals Day event, please call 863-680-7513.




As one of the largest medical clinics in the southeast, Watson Clinic LLP ( provides comprehensive medical services to residents of Lakeland and surrounding communities.  First established in 1941, Watson Clinic has grown to include over 200 board-certified physicians and medical providers in 40 medical and surgical specialties.  The Clinic continues the legacy of improving the delivery of health care at the main campus, 1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, as well as at 15 other convenient locations. Watson Clinic’s Orthopaedic Surgery department, located at the Main location, is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the area, featuring an expert staff of physicians and the most advanced technologies available in the field. To schedule an appointment, please call 863-680-7214.

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