DOCS Urgent Care’s Sports physicals also known as a pre-participation examination- is a check-up to assess your child’s health and fitness as it relates to a sport. First of all, this physical differs from a regular yearly physical. As a result, during the sports physical, your providers will look for any diseases or injuries that could possibly make it unsafe to participate in a sporting activity. Finally, the family medical history will also be reviewed to ensure additional tests are performed if necessary.
Medical History Includes:
• Serious illnesses among other family members
• Illnesses (past and present) due to asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, etc
• Previous hospitalization or surgeries
• Past injuries (including concussions, sprains, or bone fractures)
• History with passing out, dizziness, chest pain, or trouble breathing during exercise.
• Medications that you are currently on (over-the-counter/ herbal supplements/ prescription.)
Physical Examination Includes:
• Height / Weight
• Blood pressure and heart rate
• Vision testing
• Checking of heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
• Evaluate posture, joint, strength, and flexibility
Consequently, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 38 million children and adolescents participate in organized sports in the United States each year. While there are numerous physical benefits associated with participating in sporting events and organizations, participants also run the risk of having a sports-related injury.
Furthermore, whether your child suffers from physical constraints, or deficiency disorders, as a result, DOCS Urgent Care assures a thorough and precise examination. Most noteworthy, by taking precautionary and preventative measures, you can protect your child from common colds, flu, and other medical problems.
Finally, annual checkups also ensure your child is healthy enough for physical activities and sports.
• Hepatitis A (Adult)
• Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
• Hepatitis B (Adult)
• Hepatitis B (Pediatric)
• Japanese Encephalitis
• Zostavax (Shingles)
• Polio (IPV)
• Rabies Vaccination
• Tetanus Diphtheria (TD)
• Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TDAP)
• Twinrix (Hep A & B Combination)
• Yellow Fever