What is A Sports Physical?
A sports physical covers the basics of your child’s health.
Also known as a pre-participation physical exam (PPE), this exam can help find health problems that could stop your child from competing safely.
To start, the healthcare provider may ask questions about family history, previous surgeries, allergies, past injuries, complications during exercise and any medications your child takes.
Then, the healthcare provider will do a physical exam to check:
Height and weight
Blood pressure and heart rate
Abdomen, heart, lungs, ears, nose and throat
Hearing and vision
Strength, flexibility, coordination, reflexes and posture
Girls may be asked about their menstrual cycle
What Happens During A Sports Physical?
The healthcare provider may discuss any health-related concerns you or your child may have. Topics of discussion may include:
If everything checks out, your healthcare provider will sign a sports physical form. Don’t forget to leave the appointment with this signed document! It informs the school that your child has had a physical examination and immunizations are up-to-date.
Sports Physicals are conducted at YOUR LOCATION. If your child is needing a sports physical or you have a school needing to schedule multiple school physicals, please contact Crystal for scheduling.