Sherwood Urgent Care, an affiliate of Urgent Team, located at 222 Dave Ward Drive, announced a new program this week designed to keep local athletes healthy while also supporting area high school athletic programs.

For every high school athlete in Faulkner County who visits Sherwood Urgent Care for his or her sports physical, the urgent care center will donate $5 back to that athlete’s high school athletic program.

No coupon or voucher is required to receive the donation. All parents need to do is mention their child’s high school name during the registration process.

Nickie Brown, Area Manager for Sherwood Urgent Care, says this is a great way to prepare your athlete for the upcoming year’s competitive sports season while also helping his or her team.

"Providing high quality, affordable healthcare to residents in this community has always been our top priority," Brown said. "However, we believe it is equally important to contribute to activities, organizations and causes that advance our communities forward and we are delighted to be able to launch the Give Back Program this year."

Sport physicals are required for all student athletes participating in school athletic programs for the 2014-15 academic year.

Performed by licensed medical professionals, Sherwood Urgent Care’s sports physical examination is two parts. It begins with a thorough review of the athlete’s medical history, and is followed by a physical exam that includes:

· Measurement of height and weight

· Taking pulse rate and blood pressure

· Checking the heart and lungs

· Checking neurological function such as reflexes, coordination, and strength

· Testing vision and hearing

· Checking the ears, nose, and throat

· Looking at joint flexibility, mobility, spinal alignment, and posture

Sherwood Urgent Care can provide sports physicals to individuals seven days a week, no appointment necessary. The Give Back Program will run through October.