Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical?

Physical exams are designed to ensure patients can meet certain physical needs of an activity. Sports physicals can help keep your child and other athletes safe and healthy. AFC Urgent Care Toms River provides comprehensive sports physicals for all students. You do not need an appointment and can walk in any time. Our providers are trained to give all patients the best care possible for all urgent care needs.

Why does my child need a sports physical?

Sports physical exams are designed with the safety of all children in mind. We want to ensure your child is able to participate in all activities they enjoy. They can help identify any potential health concerns, and our providers can make recommendations to avoid future injury.

 

Knowing the sport or activity can also give our providers an idea of potential risk factors. Having certain medications or knowing the best stretches or exercises can help keep your child safe.

What should we expect?

The majority of sports physicals are the same as annual physicals. Our providers will discuss medical history as well as family medical history. This can also help determine certain tests for the remainder of the exam. Be sure to discuss any current medications, previous injuries or surgeries, and any concerns while exercising.

 

From there, the provider will record height and weight and take all vitals such as blood pressure and pulse. Our providers will check the eyes, nose, throat, heart, lungs, and abdomen. Posture, joints, strength, and flexibility will also be checked.

How can I be prepared for a physical exam?

Being prepared for the physical exam can ensure you are in and out in a timely manner. Be sure to gather all necessary information regarding medical history, including vaccinations. If your child is taking any medications, be sure to write that down as well. Any glasses or contact lenses should be brought to the exam.

 

If there are forms or paperwork that needs to be filled out by a doctor, be sure to bring that as well. These are often necessary before your child can begin the sport.

 

Receive a sports physical at AFC Urgent Care Toms River

Sports physicals are a common part of growing up. They are necessary for the health and safety of all children. AFC Toms River wants your child to be safe and happy this school year. Visit our walk-in center today to get a sport physical.

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