With no appointment needed, $30 sports physicals from MedExpress couldn’t be easier. Whether your child is getting ready for sports, school or camp, a physical is the first step in making sure they’re healthy and ready for any activity.
* Does not include any ancillary services or tests that may be required. Ages 5 & up. Some restrictions apply. Price and availability subject to change.
Why Get a Sports Physical?
With more than 46 million kids participating in sports each year, making sure your athlete is okay to play is the first step in getting ready for the big game.
Did you know that 62 percent of all organized sports-related injuries happen during practices rather than games? Football, basketball and soccer were found to be the top three sports where most injuries occur.
Sports physicals are largely required by athletic leagues and schools − and for good reason. They raise awareness of any issues that may interfere with your child’s ability to participate in a sport.
Your healthcare provider can identify areas that may be prone to injury and suggest tips and exercises to avoid future problems.
Did you know that 62 percent of all organized sports-related injuries happen during practices rather than games?
What a Sports Physical Includes
Physicians will check your athlete’s vitals, joints and flexibility. They’ll also check your athlete’s vision and do a short fitness assessment to diagnose and recommend any possible limitations on physical activity.
We'll check your child's pulse and blood pressure to ensure proper vitals. We'll also document his or her weight and height, since growth spurts and weight changes can place added stress on joints, muscles and bones.
An eye exam checks for proper vision and evaluates whether your child needs prescription lenses or if his or her current prescription needs to be adjusted.
Next we’ll examine your child’s heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose and throat, checking his or her cardiovascular system and recommending any limitations on physical activity.
Joints and flexibility check
By testing your child’s strength, flexibility, posture and joints, we can identify any areas that may be prone to injury as well as suggest potential exercises and tips to help build a healthier body.
Medical history review
A medical history is just as important as a medical examination. Knowing about any past illnesses, surgeries or conditions, such as asthma or chest pains, will help diagnose problems and prevent complications in the future.