OAKHURST — Some 20 healthcare professionals volunteered their time to conduct required sports physicals for students at Yosemite High School (YHS) last week, with more than 120 athletes seen in under two-and-a-half hours.
With the low-cost physicals and the volunteered time, over $2,000 was raised for the YHS Athletic Training class, which will help cover cost for a new concussion testing program called SWAY.
Medical care was provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, optometrist, physical therapist, paramedics and student trainers under the direction of YHS athletic trainer and teacher Cari Rumohr.
“It was amazing to see community members coming out to volunteer their time to support our young athletes who represent our community,” Jerry Chastain M.D. of Kaiser Permanente Oakhurst says. “We have some outstanding student athletes who make our community proud both on and off the field and court.”
Student athletes who participated in this medical screening for the first time were understandably nervous. However, say organizers, once a procedure was explained to them a smile would light their face. Tony McLean, A Doctor of Physical Therapy and co-owner of Oakhurst Physical Therapy with wife Physical Therapist Lori, states “
Pictured left to right are Dr. Peterson, Dr. Prescott, Dr. Dosanjh from Yosemite Optometric Center, Dr. Lauderbach, Dr. Chastain from Kaiser Permanente, Lori McLean from Oakhurst PT and Cari Rumohr along with seniors Ethan Conti, Paul Antonis, Sage Crosswhite, Ravi Neil, Dakota Klaproth and Clayton Elrod.
Those not pictured include Dr. Curtis from Adventist Health, Dr. O’Neil and Dr. Leung from Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Barker from Camarena Health, Tony McLean from Oakhurst PT, Carolyn Summers, Lori Vanzant and Dan Beckstead from San Joaquin Valley Rehab, just to name a few.
“It is an honor to serve our community and a joy to meet the Yosemite Badger student athletes,” says Tony McLean, PT DPT and co-owner of Oakhurst Physical Therapy, along with his spouse, Lori McLean. The McLeans’ two sons went through Badger athletics, so they know the importance of affordable physicals.
“Oakhurst may be a small town, however, this is a town in which volunteering happens frequently in a large way,”
This was clearly one of those times — and the YHS Athletic Training Class is grateful for the support of the community.