4 Reasons Why Sports Physicals Matter for Texas Kids

August 3, 2023

4 Reasons Why Sports Physicals Matter for Texas Kids -

4 Reasons Why Sports Physicals Matter for Texas Kids

Each year, we receive questions from parents who wonder why a sports physical is required for students to participate in extracurricular sports – especially when they had one just a year before. To some, it seems they’re just a piece of paper. But sports physicals offer a quick and easy away to check on your child’s health and now is a great time, thanks to our fall special.

Fall sports make a sports physical especially important – besides that, they’re commonly required. Here’s why:

#1: It’s hot! Knowing of any conditions helps you adjust your child’s activity if needed.

#2: Sports are intense these days! Kids train and condition at a level that requires awareness of any conditions that should be monitored.

#3: Kids are often going 0-60 mph after a summer of leisure – they’re often less fit than usual.

#4: Kids grow fast! A lot changes in a young person’s body between annual check-ups.

What’s In a Sports Physical?

A sports physical begins with a medical history review that covers lifestyle, previous illnesses or injuries, health challenges or concerns as well as:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Vision
  • Muscle strength
  • Posture, flexibility, joints

A Convenient Way to Get Them Ready to Play

Texas MedClinic makes it quick and easy to get your student athlete ready to play: You can walk in or check-in online just about any time it’s convenient for you, including during evening and weekend hours. Plus, we’ve cut the cost of a sports visit during August and September! Besides helping your household budget, this helps get all kids in to see a provider for a very important check-up. Find a clinic, check out our hours or check-in online and head this way now!

 Reviewed by: Katie Sanne, FNP-C

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