Does My Child Need a Sports Physical This Spring?

Who has been counting down until the start of spring sports? And, now, here we are!

While our team at AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah is ready for you to be able to cheer on your young athlete, we also want to make sure you have everything he or she needs before hitting the field this spring. Has your child undergone a sports physical?

What Is the Purpose of a Sports Physical?

A sports physical is an important component of spring sports, as it makes sure an athlete is in good enough physical shape to handle the sports season.

Spring Sports Requiring Physicals

  • Baseball
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Track and field
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Why Do I Need a Sports Physical?

During a sports physical, your child’s doctor will evaluate his or her health overall, as well as whether he or she is fully able to participate in physical activity.

Whereas an annual checkup is more broad in scope, a sports physical looks more at physical health and well-being.

What a Sports Physical Looks For

  • Heart health issues
  • Breathing issues
  • Inflexibility or joint instability
  • Past concussions
  • Overuse injuries

Is your athlete in need of a sports physical? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah today!