Why Does My Child Need a Sports Physical? Sports physicals are necessary to ensure the safety of your child while participating in the sport or sports he or she loves. During the sports physical, a physician can evaluate the physical health of your child to ensure he or she is physically ready to hit the field.

What’s Reviewed During a Sports Physical

  • Blood pressure
  • Flexibility
  • Heart rate
  • Height
  • Joints
  • Posture
  • Vision

What’s the Difference Between a Sports Physical and Annual Exam?

An annual exam looks at your child’s health holistically, evaluating where things stand from a health and development perspective. On the other hand, a sports physical looks more specifically at whether your child will be able to handle physical activity.

Spring Sports Requiring Physicals

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Cross country
  • Track and field
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
Does your child need a sports physical in order to play a spring sport? Stop by one of our AFC Urgent Care TN centers today—no appointment is required.]]>