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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How often are sports physicals needed?

At Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center, we recommend that children and adolescents undergo a sports physical annually. This is in line with guidelines set by many school districts and sports organizations. An annual check-up ensures that any changes in your child's health are promptly addressed, allowing them to participate in sports safely.

What are some things you look for during a sports physical?

During a sports physical at our Chandler, AZ office, our healthcare professionals evaluate a variety of health aspects. This includes assessing your child's cardiovascular health, lung function, muscle and joint flexibility, and overall fitness level. We'll also review their medical history, including any previous injuries or conditions, to ensure they're fit to engage in sports activities.

What if you identify a health issue during my child's sports physical?

If we identify a health issue during your child's sports physical, don't worry, we're here to help. Our primary focus is to ensure your child's safety while participating in sports. Depending on the nature of the issue, we may recommend further diagnostic tests, consultation with specialists, or specific treatments. Rest assured that we'll work closely with you to create an appropriate action plan.

Is there anything we should bring to my child's appointment?

To make the most out of your child's sports physical appointment at Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center, please bring any forms required by your child's school or sports organization. Additionally, it would be helpful to bring a list of any medications your child is currently taking, as well as any pertinent medical records. This ensures we have all the information needed to give a thorough and tailored assessment.

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