Riverside Medical Clinic is dedicated to the care of young athletes in our community with our top-tier Sports Clinic open every Monday thru Friday, 6am to 8am, led by Jim Clover, DAT. ATC, PTA, CES . We understand the sports your children play and the demands each sport places on their growing bodies. Our team personalizes each athlete’s treatment based on his or her sport and age. We provide diagnosis, treatment, arrange for consultations, order lab tests, X-rays and MRIs, and help you make decisions on participation status.
We believe student-athletes require special care. Here’s why:
- Proper diagnosis and prompt treatment are critical to preventing long-term effects.
- Ligaments tend to be stronger than bones in young athletes. As such, children are more prone to certain types of fractures.
- As adolescents experience rapid growth spurts, it can have an impact on sports performance. While they increase in body size and muscle strength, there may also be a decline in balance and body control as they adjust.
- Growth plates (the section of cartilage at the end of the growing bone) are at their weakest during puberty growth spurts and more susceptible to overuse and repetitive stress, such as from the gymnast practicing the same routine for many hours each week or the pitcher perfecting a fastball.
Sports Clinic Injuries/Athletic Evaluations
For injuries and treatment, we are open before school Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. (951) 321-6338
Pre-Participation Sports Screenings & Concussion Screenings
Walk-in appointments available. For more information about screenings, please visit our Sports Medicine page.