Sports Physicals in Chandler, AZ

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What Are Sports Physicals?

Also known as a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE), a sports physical is used to assess whether your child has any medical issues that could affect their sports performance or increase their chance of injury while playing. They are sometimes required by certain schools or sports organizations. Sports physicals typically include a physical exam and an overview of your child's health history. Dr. Charles Armstrong and Dr. Margaret Hart regularly perform sports physicals at Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center. If you have a child who is planning to play a new sport, call our Chandler, AZ office to schedule a sports physical.

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

While a sports physical may be similar to an annual exam, it is not the same thing nor is it meant to take the place of yearly checkups. A sports physical at Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center typically involves going over your child's medical history, including any present medical problems they may be experiencing, and having a physical exam. To begin, Dr. Armstrong or Dr. Hart will ask you about your child's overall health, such as any surgeries, allergies, illnesses, or injuries they've had or currently have. We will also want to know about your family health history and any current medications your child may be taking. During the physical exam, we may measure your child's weight, take their vitals, check for any vision issues, and examine their joints.

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In the event that your child or teen will be participating in a sport or athletic program, Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center offers sports physicals to ensure they can safely do so. Sports physicals evaluate your child for any potential health concerns that may become exacerbated through intense physical activity and act as a way to minimize injury risk. For more information or to set up a sports physical with Dr. Armstrong or Dr. Hart, call our Chandler, AZ office today.

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