As many parents and young athletes know, it’s a standard requirement to get a sports physical before starting any new school sports season. Whether your student is in grade school or college, sports physicals are necessary to reduce sports-related injuries, discover underlying health issues, and help prevent any existing conditions that could lead to serious or even fatal physical issues.
Getting a sports physical helps to set a baseline for young athletes. As students get older, their bodies change. Tending to or awareness of early potential issues, like changes in metabolism, aches from bone growth or joints, can allow Adena physicians to take preventative measures. Young athletes, knowing they may have an issue, weakness or sensitivity, can train to help overcome or avoid certain physical conditions.
To help student athletes and parents, Adena offers convenient opportunities for sports physicals through their well-checks at Adena Pediatrics and Adena Family Medicine. Simply bring in your school sports paperwork and your Adena physician will review and sign it as part of your child’s wellness exam. It’s easy and most insurance will cover this under one annual wellness visit, meaning no extra fees!
If your child has already had their annual well-check within the last six to eight weeks, Adena Pediatrics and Adena Family Medicine can often sign off on the sports physical paperwork after their wellness exam. Contact your Adena pediatrician or family medicine office to see if your timing is eligible.
If a sports physical is all you need, Adena has you covered so your health is update-to-date and ready for action! Adena Pediatrics, Adena Family Medicine and Adena Urgent Care clinics all offer quick, convenient comprehensive sports physicals for only $25. Call or go online to schedule an appointment. Adena Urgent Cares also accept walk-in appointments.
We want our student athletes to play it safe and get their needed sports exams quickly and conveniently. Visit www.Adena.org/sportsphysicals to learn more and schedule your appointment online. Adena’s easy and convenient sports physicals will keep your child ahead of the game!