Does My Child Need a Sports Physical for Spring?

March 1, 2019

Does My Child Need a Sports Physical for Spring?- AFC Urgent Care

‘Tis the season for spring sports! Chances are that you might be just as excited as your young athlete is for another spring sports season to start. But before your athlete hits the field, our team at AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway wants to remind you of the importance of sports physicals.

Is a Spring Sports Physical Important?

No matter what sport your child participates in this spring, all student-athletes need to have a sports physical complete before they begin to play. A sports physical can help ensure your athlete is in good health (both mentally and physically) before participating so that he or she can stay safe while on the field.

What a Sports Physical Screens For

  • Heart conditions
  • Breathing problems
  • Joint problems
  • Diabetes
  • Concussions
  • Overuse injuries

Is a Sports Physical Different Than a Regular Wellness Check?

An annual checkup reviews a child’s health and wellness from an overall standpoint, while a sports physical focuses more on whether a child’s health is ready for a sports season.

Spring Sports That Require Sports Physicals

  • Tennis
  • Cross country/ Track and field
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Does your student need a sports physical? No appointment is needed! Visit our AFC Chapman Highwaylocation today to get your child’s sports physical out of the way!

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