Before your child gets ready to hit the field or court, their school or sports team may require them to have a pre-participation physical administered. These exams are often required to measure a child’s ability to participate in activities, check for potential to injury, and detect any underlying medical conditions that might hinder their performance. AFC Urgent Care Malden provides sport and camp physicals for all children in the area. These allow your child to be up-to-date with their vaccinations and able to participate in all activities.
Physical Exams for Children near Medford, MA
AFC Urgent Care Malden performs Pre-Participation Exams (PPE) for sports, camps, and schools 7 days a week, no appointment needed. We preform complete examinations which include:
A review of medical history including family medical history
Check for heart, lungs, pulse, eyes, ears, and mouth
Examination of joint flexibility, posture, and overall strength
A review and update of vaccinations
If vaccinations are missing, we can administer them in our offices.
Why Sport Physicals are Important
School physicals are important for children to help keep them up-to-date on their vaccines, and healthy throughout the school year. Sport physicals specifically can help detect certain conditions that annual physicals can’t.
Some children are born with heart defects that are not easy to detect with annual exams. These conditions can trigger life-threatening symptoms when doing strenuous activity.
Contact AFC Urgent Care Malden
At our walk-in clinic, an appointment is never needed and we offer extended hours including nights and weekends. This is perfect for those last minute moments and when you cannot get an appointment with your child’s pediatrician. Our hours, often longer than a traditional doctors office, fit into any busy parent’s schedule.
Our office is conveniently located at 219 Centre St in Malden MA. We are located off the Malden Center stop on the MBTA Orange Line. For more information about having your child’s pre-participation physical administered, please call us at 781-322-7300.
We’ll complete your paperwork as required, but if it’s something we can help with we might be able to provide you with treatment on the spot. With in-house labs at many locations, you could be on your way without the need for a second visit.