Teens need to be prepared to avoid getting hurt or sick on the field, court, or track. That preparation starts with visiting our office for a sports physical to make sure their bodies are ready for the season ahead. A Sports Physical will help you make sure your teen is in top shape and healthy enough to safely participate in sports.
Your teen's sports physical, we will ask about any history of illness, hospitalizations, or injuries that might prevent your teen from playing, or that might limit the amount of activity your teen can handle.
We will ask about any health issues that might affect your teen’s ability to play such as asthma, allergies, heart issues, or family history. The medical history will be followed by a physical exam. If everything checks out during the sports physical, the health care provider will give the OK to play.
It's rare for teens to be barred from playing entirely. Most health conditions won't prevent kids from participating in sports, but sometimes they'll need treatment and a follow-up exam in order to play.
A sports physical is not a complete physical exam, so your teen should still receive a comprehensive health exam each year. Make sure they still receive an annual check-up from our office!