As a parent, you want your child to live a full and active life, which may include playing sports. However, you might also be worried about your child’s health and the risks associated with some types of sports. Getting a sports physical for your child can help clear these doubts and give you a better understanding of their fitness level.
A physical for sports participation is a thorough examination of the student’s medical history, mental health history, and hearing to determine any potential risk factors that may prevent them from participating in school sports.
Sports physicals are often given at the beginning of the season or school year to identify certain conditions or illnesses that may make it unsafe for a student to participate. It is not uncommon for school boards to have a policy that requires all students’ sports physicals to be obtained by the start of the season.
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