OrthoVirginia is honored to accept the 2022 Volunteerism and Community Service Award from Governor Glenn Youngkin. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made a difference across the Commonwealth.
Governor Youngkin presented the award for OrthoVirginia’s commitment to supporting local high school athletics and injured students. Over one-third of OrthoVirginia physicians volunteer as team physicians at area high schools, providing guidance for student-athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers.
By providing sideline coverage at sporting events, OrthoVirginia physicians are able to treat injured athletes immediately and help prevent the need for unnecessary emergency room visits. For severe injuries, OrthoVirginia can help injured students more quickly access appointments and resources.
Physicians and staff also help with community-based pre-season physical examinations for student-athletes to ensure they are ready to play.
Beyond helping student-athletes, OrthoVirginia physicians wish to provide support for athletic trainers, who provide the initial medical care to athletes. A highly stressful yet crucial position, athletic trainers can contact OrthoVirginia physicians in person or on-call to assist with injuries.
“We’re grateful that the dedication of our physicians and staff has been recognized by the governor,” says Anthony L. Avery, M.D. “Our providers find it important to support our young athletes as they compete and the athletic trainers who treat them.”