University Orthopedics FREE Fall Sports pre-participation exams for student-athletes

 Continuing a tradition more than two decades in the making, University Orthopedics is proud to announce it will once again provide free Fall Sports Pre-Participation Exams for student-athletes of all ages, including those at the collegiate level. 

University Orthopedics will host this year’s event in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The exams will be conducted on August 6, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1 Kettle Point Avenue, East Providence, Rhode Island, and 10 Reservoir Street in Mansfield, MA.  Appointments required: 401-457-1500 or

“Since its inception 23 years ago, we have provided thousands of free exams for student-athletes, allowing them to safely participate in the sports they love. We are beyond thrilled to offer this important program once again for student-athletes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts,” said Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Aristides Cruz, Jr.  

As the official orthopedic provider of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC), University Orthopedics is keenly aware that being a student-athlete is a challenge that requires a tremendous amount of diligence and sacrifice. The center aims to support the success of local student-athletes and their families by helping them begin their seasons safely, while also making the back-to-school rush a little easier.  

“These young athletes have been through so much over the past two years, with some of them missing an entire year or more of their sport,” said Physical Therapist Terry Moreno Toste, program coordinator. “We look forward to doing our part not only to help them get back to doing what they love but helping them do so safely.”  

Families, coaches, and athletic directors interested in the free Fall Sports Pre-Participation Exam program should visit for more information and to access the downloadable forms that are required to be filled out in order to participate. No appointment is necessary but is recommended for large groups. 

 Photos from 2021 Event »

About University Orthopedics 

University Orthopedics (UOI,, with clinic locations in Rhode Island (East Greenwich, East Providence, Johnston, Providence, Middletown, North Providence, Portsmouth, and Westerly) and Massachusetts (East Bridgewater, Mansfield, North Easton, Plymouth, and Raynham), is a regional center for orthopedics, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. UOI includes more than 60 board-certified orthopedic, fellowship-trained musculoskeletal, and sports medicine physicians. These specialists are faculty members of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University who teach medical students, orthopedic residents, and fellowship sub-specialty surgeons. 

For more information, visit Appointments can be made through our central scheduling service at 401-457-1500 or

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