Why Are Sports Physicals Necessary?
Sports physicals play an important role in helping ensure student athletes are healthy enough to safely participate in the activities they enjoy. Disorders or injuries that may interfere with your child’s ability to engage in physical activity can be detected and addressed during this routine exam.
Most organized athletic programs require participants to receive a sports physical before they play. Even if this isn’t the case, it’s a good idea for your child to have a sports physical on an annual basis to help identify potential health concerns early and receive important preventive treatments as necessary, such as inhalers to breathe more easily or allergy medication to combat respiratory irritants.
Sports physicals may vary according to a child’s age, sport, and overall health, but most physicals involve:
- Reviewing personal and family medical history
- Measuring height and weight
- Performing a brief physical exam to gauge heart rate, vision abilities, posture, and other important health characteristics
Sports physicals at Grand Ave Urgent Care
If your child is due for a sports physical, don’t wait days for an appointment at an overbooked primary care center. Simply visit Grand Ave Urgent Care in Laramie, Wyoming, at your convenience. Our team is led by experienced medical practitioners who frequently provide sports physicals to kids and teens. We take the time to thoroughly evaluate each patient and, if necessary, can quickly provide digital X-ray imaging or bloodwork onsite.
Contact Grand Ave Urgent Care today to learn more about our sports physicals and how we can help your child safely enjoy his or her favorite sports. Our fully equipped walk-in clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.