Sports & School Physicals Specials

We currently offer a special rate on sport and school physicals. Please call our office for more details.

During a sports physical, your healthcare provider reviews your medical history and conducts a physical exam.

Your medical history includes questions about illnesses and injuries you have had, such as asthma or a broken leg. It is important to know about medical problems that run in your family or any medicines you take on a daily basis. For example, has anyone in your family had heart trouble? Another important question is whether you've ever passed out, felt dizzy, or felt pain in your chest while running or playing. You should fill out the form with your mom or dad to provide the doctor with the most accurate information. Your doctor may ask additional questions during the exam.

During the physical exam, the physician will:

  • measure your height
  • check your weight
  • take your blood pressure
  • listen to your heart and lungs
  • feel your abdomen
  • look in your ears, nose, and throat
  • check your eyesight
  • test how strong and flexible you are

During this time with the doctor, you should discuss any other questions you have about your health and playing sports.

Almost all kids can play the sports they want to play. If you have a health problem, you can usually take medicine or get treatment that will let you play your sport safely. If you have an old injury, the doctor may be able to suggest exercises and other treatments to help you fully recover from it. Even kids with serious health problems often find a sport in which they can participate.

It's a good idea to get a sports physical about 6 weeks before the sports season starts, so be sure to plan ahead. Even if you get a sports physical, it's still a smart idea to have an annual checkup. Your regular doctor knows you better and will be better able to spot changes in your overall health.

Call us to make an appointment: 248-793-7113