Sports & Camp Physicals
There has never been a better, or faster, way to get your children’s sports physical or camp physical exams. Come to Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine to see the difference. Kids registering to participate in school sports or going to camp are typically required to have a physical exam and a signed release from a physician.
What Does a Sports Physical Include?
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. They will also:
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 of the athlete’s existing injuries
Assess the size and developmental maturation of the athlete
Detect congenital anomalies that increase the athlete’s risk of injury
Detect poor pre-participation conditioning that may put the athlete at increased risk
If there is a problem, the physician might approve the activity under certain conditions. 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 contact Advanced Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine at 303-659-9700. Walk-ins are always welcome at all three of our locations – Brighton, Northglenn, and Fort Lupton.