(WLNS) – Sparrow and the Michigan High School Athletic Association are joining up to provide instant access to health care experts for student-athletes.
The partnership means players, parents, coaches, and administrators will be able to reach out to the region’s health care experts on issues such as training, nutrition and concussions. Sparrow will also offer information through the MHSAA website, including an “Ask the Expert” feature which connects users directly to Sparrow Caregivers.
“This partnership is one of the biggest steps we’ve ever taken to build the MHSAA’s capacity to address the almost daily questions we receive about student-athlete health and wellness, and to sort out and solve the biggest issues of school sports safety,” said John E. “Jack” Roberts, executive director of the MHSAA.
Sparrow experts will also be on-site at MHSAA tournament events to answer questions and discuss sports medicine-related concerns. Sparrow already offers programs for athletes at all levels and includes primary care Physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and athletic and performance trainers.