Now that the warmer weather is starting to show itself again, it is time for many of us to get excited about the new season of spring sports on the horizon! In fact, sign-ups might have even already started at this point.

Before your kids hit the field this spring, it’s important for them to undergo a sports physical. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville talks about why these examinations are important.

Who Needs a Sports Physical?

If your child is participating in a sport of any kind, it’s a good idea for your child to undergo a sports physical to ensure his or her health is up to par and sports participation is OK. In fact, in most cases, schools and other athletic organizations will require a sports physical.

Most programs will hand out forms for your child to get completed by a physician before he or she can start playing. During the sports physical, a medical provider will do a thorough check to ensure all is well and that your child wouldn’t be negatively impacted by playing and practicing.

Fitness Check for Sports Physical

  • Heart check
  • Lung check
  • Abdomen check
  • Strength check
  • Flexibility check
  • Joint check
  • Vision check
  • Posture check

Where Can I Go to Get My Child a Sports Physical?

Fortunately, you do not have to travel far to get a sports physical. In fact, you don’t even have to worry about making an appointment!

At our urgent care center, you can stop by any time to complete a sports physical. Just make sure you bring any forms that need to be completed and know the specific requirements for participation in your child’s sport.

Things to Bring to a Sports Physical

  • Proper identification
  • Appropriate sports physical form
  • Insurance card, if needed

Does your child need a sports physical completed ASAP? Visit our medical team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today! No appointment is needed.