In a flip-flop decision, the Wichita Falls Independent School District will recommend to board members Monday that chiropractors be allowed to give pre-sports physicals to junior high and high school students.
This comes after WFISD Athletic Director Kenny Catney recommended Aug. 21 to bar chiropractors from giving the exams because they had not been trained to diagnose cardiovascular risks.
In a work session Tuesday, Catney said he had discussed the policy with local chiropractors and now believed including them as providers would give parents more options.
So the chiropractors did not like being excluded from being allowed to perform medical exams. They are not medical doctors and the point about cardiovascular risks is a GOOD one considered many kids suffer from undiagnosed heart issues. This is not a smart move by the school but it IS parents’ choice. If they are not informed enough to choose an actual physician for primary medical care, I doubt the school is going to persuade them.