School and sports physicals, sometimes formally called pre-participation physical exams (PPE), help to identify if it’s safe for a child or teen to participate in physical activities in or outside of school. Our team at Cape Family Medical Clinic understands the value of staying active and doing so in a way that is healthy and compatible for your body. We’re pleased to offer school and sports physicals for kids as young as grade school all the way through to their senior year. If you live in the Cape Girardeau, MO, or the surrounding area, schedule an appointment at our office and get your child ready for the field.
A school or sports physical doesn’t go as in-depth as a traditional yearly physical, and it’s not to be confused with a yearly checkup. The primary objective of a school or sports physical is to get an overall idea of your child’s medical history and physical fitness level only as it relates to sports. At this time, one of our providers will go over your medical injury, which can include sports-related injuries, diabetes, or any other medical condition that could prevent your child from actively participating in physical activities. Once these items have been discussed, we will be able to determine if your child is ready and able to play sports.
A yearly checkup is more in-depth than a school or sports physical. Typically, these will include:
Sports physicals are typically required for participation in school-sponsored athletic programs from grades 7 – 12. They usually are good for one calendar year to 395 days from the physical’s date and are required yearly before a student can participate in sports activities.
Most schools typically require a child to have a physical exam every two years to attend school.
A typical sports or school physical takes about 20 – 30 minutes.
School and sports physicals are a necessary part of your child’s wellness program if they plan on participating in physical activities, like soccer, football, basketball, martial arts, gymnastics, and more. To find out if your child is ready for extracurricular activities, schedule a sports physical at Cape Family Medical Clinic in Cape Girardeau, MO today.
24 N Sprigg St #5526,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
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