Our Urgent Care Centers perform school/sports physicals, 7 days a week – No appointment necessary.
What to expect at your physical:
Sports, school and camp physicals have two main parts:
- Height, weight, blood pressure and pulse
- Heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose and throat
- Posture, joints, strength and flexibility
- Serious illnesses among other family members
- Past illnesses, injuries, hospitalizations and surgeries
- Whether you’ve passed out, felt dizzy, had chest pain, or strained breathing during exercise
- Any medications you are on
Now you’re on the team!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 38 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the United States each year. While there are numerous physical and social benefits to participation in sporting events, there is also the risk of having a sports-related injury. In fact, sports-related musculo-skeletal injuries are the single most common cause of injury-related primary care office visits.
The vast majority of sports-related injuries are from overuse and strains. Areas of the body that are particularly susceptible are the ankles, knees, shoulders, and elbows.