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Arizona High School Physicals Offered by Dr. Shelden Martin

With the beginning of high school fall and winter sports seasons comes the need for sports physicals. The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) requires physical for the state’s high school athletes in order for them to participate in their school’s sports seasons.

Shelden Martin M.D., of OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates is the current team physician for the 2013 World Champion Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, and Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee. Dr. Martin, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder/elbow surgery, offers physicals for athletes by appointment at his Chandler office on the southeast corner of Loop 101 and Warner Road.Arizona Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Shelden Martin

The comprehensive sports physical includes a complete medical history review and comprehensive physical exam required by the AIA for clearance to participate in athletics.

To schedule an appointment for a physical with Dr. Martin, please call (480) 685-2850.

Arizona High School Fall Physicals

High school sports are right around the corner, and with football and other Fall and Winter sports, come the necessary sports physicals. Participants in Arizona high school athletics programs can receive their required sports physicals from Dr. Shelden Martin, M.D. of OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates.Arizona Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Shelden Martin

Dr. Martin, who currently serves as team physician for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League as well as Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee, is fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder/elbow surgery. He will offer physicals by appointment at his Chandler office, conveniently located on the southeast corner of Loop 101 and Warner Road at 2905 W. Warner Road, Suite 23 in Chandler, AZ 85224. Appointments should be made beforehand by calling (480) 685-2850.

“The goal of a sports physical is to make sure that student is physically able to play the sport for which he or she is pursuing,” Dr. Martin said. “It’s our job to make sure that every athlete takes the field with a clean bill of health.”

Physicals are required by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA), the governing body of the state’s high school sports. AIA regulations dictate that student athletes undergo physical examinations in order to participate in the upcoming sports season.

The physical covers basic health conditions such as height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, lung and heart sounds, vision screening, form and function of the neck, spine and extremities as well as impairments of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.

To schedule your appointment, please call (480) 685-2850.

Dr. Shelden Martin Joins Arizona Rattlers as Team Physician

OrthoArizona Physician, Dr. Shelden Martin Joins Arizona Rattlers as Team Physician

CHANDLER, ARIZ. (January 6th, 2013) – OrthoArizona is pleased to announce sports medicine and shoulder, elbow specialist, Dr. Shelden Martin, as the official 2013 Head Team Physician for the Arizona Rattlers. Dr. Martin will serve as the team’s head orthopedic surgeon and will be assigned to oversee the medical team that provides orthopedic and medical care for the Rattlers’ athletes and coaches.

Dr. Martin is a full-time orthopedic surgeon with Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, a division of OrthoArizona, specializing in sports medicine, and shoulder elbow surgery. He will be joining the Rattler’s staff this year with the season’s kick-off on March 1st, 2013. Dr. Martin has experience working with many professional, collegiate and high school athletic teams including the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights, Joe Gibbs Racing team and the University of North Carolina athletic department. He currently provides care for the Chicago White Sox during baseball spring training and the local Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe High Schools.

Born in Lancaster, PA, Dr. Martin received his Undergraduate Degree at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He then received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his General Surgery Internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He completed his training with a one-year fellowship specializing in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder, Elbow Surgery with OrthoCarolina at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Martin is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and specializes in sports medicine, shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. Research conducted by Dr. Martin at the University of Pennsylvania led to the discovery of the gene responsible for a rare, debilitating, genetic bone disease. His research has been presented both nationally and internationally, and published extensively in peer-reviewed literature.

Dr. Martin is proud to begin his duties with the Arizona Rattlers this spring. In conjunction with this announcement, Dr. Martin would like to announce the merging of his solo practice with Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, a division of OrthoArizona and the launch of his official website