young boys in sports uniforms There is never been a better—or faster—way to get you children’s sports and camp physical exams. Come to Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine to see the difference.

Kids going to camp or registering to participate in school sports typically are required to have a physical exam and a signed release from a physician.

A  school or sports evaluation includes:

  • Determine that the athlete is in general good health.
  • Assess the athlete’s present fitness level.
  • Detect conditions that predispose the athlete to new injuries.
  • Evaluate any existing injuries of the athlete.
  • Assess the size and developmental maturation of the athlete.
  • Detect congenital anomalies that increase the athlete’s risk of injury.
  • Detect poor preparticipation conditioning that may put the athlete at increased risk.

The typical physical exam includes a height and weight measurement, blood pressure check and a look at the eyes, ears and throat. The doctor or nurse will likely listen to the heart and lungs for healthy patterns and feel the abdomen for any abnormalities.

If there is a problem, the physician might approve the activity under certain conditions or providing appropriate medications continue to be taken. If there is an old injury that might affect the patient’s performance, the doctor will prescribe the best way to avoid furthering the injury. The goal is to ensure, as completely and accurately as possible, that an athlete with a specific medical condition can compete safely.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine at 303-659-9700.