It’s the season for children to huddle up and join in camps and/or sports-related programs. Before participating in these activities, it is essential – and at times a requirement – to make an appointment to get a camp or sports physical. A physical serves as a proactive measure to ensure your child is healthy enough to pursue camp or sports activities, and helps keep all participants and staff safer. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your child’s physical exam:
- Physicals should occur six weeks before the sports season begins to allow enough time to follow up on an existing inquiry or improve conditioning, if necessary.
- Before practice or camp starts, any athlete healing from a major injury should make an appointment to assure the injury is healed.
- A sports physical focuses on health as it relates to playing a sport. Always plan for an annual physical exam being that a sports physical is more limited.
- Remember that most camps require a regular camp physical, but some sports camps may require a more comprehensive sports physical.
- Come to your appointment prepared with any paperwork that the camp/sports program may require.
Be Redi — Physicals for camp and sports are now available! Get in, get out and hit the field — Same or next-day appointments are available 7 days a week.
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