Did Your Young Athlete Get His or Her Sports Physical? | AFC Urgent Care Hixson

Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd!

But, first, our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson wants to make sure your young athlete has his or her sports physical before hitting the field!

Why Does My Athlete Need a Sports Physical?

As with anything, you want to make sure your young athlete is as protected as possible. A sports physical allows you to do just that!

During the sports physical, a physician is able to focus on the physical health of your child, as well as take into consideration the health history. Ultimately, the doctor is working to determine whether your child can safely participate at a high level in physical activity.

Spring Sports That May Require a Physical

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

What’s the Difference Between a Sports Physical and Regular Checkup?

While both are types of checkups, they ultimately have different purposes. During an annual physical, a doctor will review all aspects of a person’s health, including age-appropriate screenings and milestones. During a sports physical, the doctor is more focused on physical health and ability.

Obtained at Sports Physical

  • Blood pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Heart rate
  • Height and weight
  • Joints
  • Strength
  • Vision

Does your child need a sports physical? Visit AFC Urgent Care Hixson today—no appointment is necessary.