Urgent Care in Bloomfield & Plymouth
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Why Does my Child Need a Sports Physical?

There are a countless number of reasons why organized sports are good for children — they build leadership skills, encourage teamwork, and keep little ones healthy and active. Perhaps the only downside to sports is the potential for an injury. But luckily, the chances of one occurring can be lowered by getting your child a sports physical.

Why do Children Need Sports Physicals?

The main goal of a sports physical is to make sure your child is healthy enough to play their favorite sport. It can also be used to identify any health issues that may prevent your little one from performing their best.

For example, if your child has asthma, your doctor may prescribe a different medication that’s meant to be used only during game time.

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

You’ll be happy to know that a sports physical is relatively quick and noninvasive. Typically, your child’s doctor will simply:

  • Ask you for their medical history.
  • Take note of their height and weight.
  • Check their blood pressure and pulse.
  • Test their vision and hearing.
  • Listen to their breathing and heartbeat.
  • Examine their posture, strength, and flexibility.

Where Can I Go for a Sports Physical?

Right down to your local Bloomfield or Plymouth Urgent Medical Care! Whether your child needs an exam for sports, school, or camp, we can help ensure their safety all season long. We can also address any specific requirements your organization has, outside of the standard exam.

Best of all, you never need to make an appointment!

Find out more about the services offered at our Urgent Medical Care Centers by calling (248) 230-2918 for our Bloomfield location or (734) 404-7508 for our Plymouth location.