Coosa Valley Medical Center is proud to offer full-time Orthopedic coverage. Part of our Orthopedic program is our Sports Medicine department. The Sports Medicine program at CVMC is a hospital-based program that offers athletic training services to schools in Talladega County. Coosa Valley Medical Center offers this free service as a community outreach program to schools. The schools that we are currently involved in include Sylacauga High School, Childersburg High School, Fayetteville High School, B.B. Comer High School, Winterboro High School, and Nicholas-Lawson Middle School.
Our Sports Medicine services are offered to all the athletes in both male and female sports in which their schools participate in each year. Our trainers are available to cover games, practices, tournaments, and other special events during the school year. We also help with summer camps and workouts during each sports off season. The athletic trainer (ATC) is there for prevention of injuries though taping, bracing as well as instruction of proper lifting and training techniques. The ATC is also able to evaluate and treat sports related injuries when they occur. Depending on the nature of the injury the ATC can also refer major injuries to an orthopedic surgeon or other physicians.
Coosa Valley Sports Medicine in conjunction with Lemak Sports Medicine also offers free sports physicals as part of our outreach program. This annual event is made possible through 40 to 50 volunteers from our hospital staff and physicians. In one day our event reaches around 400 males and female athletes. The athletes range from 7-12 grade and include all 6 schools in our program.