Why Is A Sports Physical So Important?

Why Is A Sports Physical So Important?

When your child wants to participate in their favorite sports, it’s important that you’re doing all that you can to keep them protected. Not only do they need all of the gear that can keep them safe, but you should make sure that their doctor deems them healthy enough to participate. If your child has certain issues that could impact how they play and function, they’ll need to make adjustments so that they can still enjoy their favorite activities! By taking your child to their pediatrician for a sports physical, you’re keeping your child safe and helping lower their risk of injury.

Protecting Your Child With Sports Physicals

As your child gets older, there are many activities that they may want to take part in. One common activity is joining a sport. It can be overwhelming to see your child take part in sports, especially if they’re contact sports, but when you take your child to get a sports physical, you’re making sure that they’re healthy enough to play and that their risk of injury is low.

At a sports physical, your pediatrician will examine your child’s body and check their vitals. This helps spot any issues that may be previously untreated. When issues are treated, your child has a lower risk of injury or facing any complications that might occur. If your child does have an issue that could complicate their activity, adjustments will just need to be made so that they can safely participate.

At a sports physical, you’ll also be able to ask your pediatrician any questions that you may have about your child’s participation and health. They can give you any tips they may have on how to ensure your child stays safe and healthy!

Contact Your Pediatrician Today

Make sure that your child is able to enjoy their favorite activities with a low risk of injury. Contact your pediatrician to learn more about sports physicals and schedule one for your child today.

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* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. However, our office is closed on the following holidays:

- New Year's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day

For urgent concerns, you can always reach an on-call provider, even when our office is closed.