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.
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.
It's not necessary for you to bring a vaccination record with you to receive a physical at MedExpress. However, please be aware that some states require your child's immunization record before he or she can begin a new sport.
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. We'll check 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.
* Does not include any ancillary services or tests that may be required. Ages 5 & up. Some restrictions apply. Price and availability subject to change.