We are in the season of apple picking, pumpkin spiced lattes and fall sport practices beginning! Whether you are cheering for your kid’s sport team or participating in an adult sports league, injuries can occur. It is important to be preventative and aware of these injuries when out on the field.

At AFC Urgent Care, our board certified providers and experienced medical staff can diagnose sport injuries for both children and adults. Below are some common cases we have seen:

  • Bumps and scrapes
  • Minor cuts
  • Stitches
  • Ankle/foot sprains
  • Hamstring strain
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow

“Here at AFC Urgent Care, we have an X-ray and are able to assess and evaluate sport injuries every day. With our extended business hours and multiple locations we are able to be there for the athlete, coaches and on-site physical therapists,” says Dr. Steven Heffer, owner/medical director of AFC Urgent Care in Bridgeport, Fairfield and Shelton, CT.

Although AFC Urgent Care can take care of the common sport and orthopedic injuries, there are cases where athletes come into the urgent care center with concussion symptoms. Our providers see the patient, diagnose then refer the patient to HeadZone Concussion Care in Shelton, CT.  

HeadZone provides full medical services for recovery management of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. This includes ImPACT testing, King-Devick testing and concussion evaluations and treatment.

“At HeadZone, our medical staff provides comprehensive concussion care for your child or teen, including headache treatment, oversight of school adjustments, and early use of exercise to help them recover fast, says Medical Director Dr. Karen L. Laugel of HeadZone. “We are also happy to provide baseline screening as well as free educational seminars for families, coaches, teams, schools, and community groups. For more information visit their website at http://head-zone.com/.

AFC Urgent Care and HeadZone want to be sure you or your athlete is safe and back on the field, track and courts for what we hope will be championship season!