Sports physicals may seem unnecessary or simple to the untrained eye, but they are very essential to ensure the health and well-being of your child athlete on and off the field. Our caring team ensures that your child is healthy and physically fit for safe participation in the desired sport.
Q & A
Why do schools require physicals?
Schools that have sports teams will require physicals to ensure that students can handle the physical exertion without causing any adverse health outcomes.
What is checked during a sports physical?
These physicals will test the individual’s flexibility and strength to determine if any risk exists when performing the sport. An eye exam and cardiac evaluation plays an important part as well.
How long are sports physicals valid?
Sports physicals are usually valid per calendar year. However, it’s best to check with your child’s school or league, as some states require a sports physical to be completed before each sports season, even if they fall within the same school year.
What conditions can fail the sports physical?
Athletes may be deemed unfit to play a sport due to medical conditions like undiagnosed heart murmur, recent concussion, hernia, or uncontrolled asthma. Our top priority is to keep our patients safe and healthy – so if your child does not pass the exam, we’ll work with you to make sure they get the care they need to get in the game.