Highlands’ Black & Blue to open for fall sports season


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PRESTONSBURG – Dr. Robert Royalty, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon, will offer sports medicine evaluation and treatment with the Highlands Black & Blue Clinic – convenient healthcare for student athletes with no appointment necessary. Beginning on Saturday (July 30), student-athletes can simply stop by the Wellness Center on the fifth floor of the Highlands Medical Office Building in Prestonsburg on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. for a free evaluation.

Highlands Black & Blue services include all sports medicine needs, arthroscopy, cartilage repair, fracture treatment, joint replacement, labrum/shoulder instability, ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, and rotator cuff repair. The clinic also services all student athletes including baseball, cheerleading, dance, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, wrestling, and is not limited solely to football.

At the Black & Blue Clinic, each athlete will be evaluated by Highlands physical therapists and Dr. Royalty. The screening examination and initial treatment will be at no cost to the athletes. (Initial sports injury evaluations are free. Additional charges may apply for X-rays, supplies & follow-up visits.)

The Black & Blue team strives to address athletic injuries within 24 hours of the incident in order to begin the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation process. The clinic will allow players with non-emergent injuries during the week to be evaluated by a sports medicine physician, instead of waiting an entire weekend to be seen.

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