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Published on August 10, 2015

Tidelands Health Sports Medicine Institute to hold free sports injury screening clinics

When it comes to sports, injuries are part of the game. That’s why the Tidelands Health Sports Medicine Institute is once again offering free sports injury screening clinics for children and teens this fall.

The free clinics, which will be offered every Saturday from
Aug. 22 - Oct. 31 in Murrells Inlet and Georgetown, are open to children and teens ages 8-18. The clinics will be staffed by physicians, physician assistants and physical therapists who specialize in sports medicine.

Tidelands Health is a regional leader in sports medicine, serving as the official health care provider for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and as the official health system of the Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers.

Clinics will be held from 8-10 a.m. at Tidelands Waccamaw Orthopaedics and Spine, located at 4040 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite 101, in Murrells Inlet, and at Tidelands NextStep Rehabilitation Services, 219 Church St., in Georgetown. Appointments are not required, and full screeningswill be available at both locations.

 “We understand the fear a parent can have after a child falls or gets hit in a game,” said Dr. William Greer, a board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon and a former team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “We want to make these clinics are as convenient as possible for parents and kids so they can get a free evaluation and a plan for follow-up treatment, if necessary. Our goal is to help these kids return to the sports they love as quickly and safely as possible.”


Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 70 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.