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You don’t have to be a professional athlete to get world-class care for your sports-related needs. The Novant Health team of sports medicine experts has the latest tools and techniques to get you back on the field, court or course- and playing your best. Find a top-rated sports performance specialist near you.

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Medical Director
Dr. Joseph Garcia
Office: 704-316-1265

Medical Supervisor
Mark Ramsey MHA,LAT,ATC

Head Athletic Trainer
Kendall D'India LAT, ATC
Office: 704-316-5096
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9 Tips for a Safe Return to Summer Sports

Several youth sports have restarted, turning loose athletes who were idle for months because of COVID-19 restrictions. They’re excited to play, and it’s important to prepare correctly to help avoid injury.

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Why young athletes should not skip their medical exams

School sports are delayed in North Carolina because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When they resume – at the moment the plan is Sept. 1 – many athletes won’t have recent medical clearance. For the 2020-21 school year, the N.C. High School Athletic Association has waived the requirement for a sports physical. That’s a concern to Novant Health pediatricians, who stress the importance of an annual well-visit for children.

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