School & Sports Physicals in Manchester

Preparing Your Student-Athlete For the Big Game

Many children have an interest in joining sports teams, and if often serves as a great way for them to get in shape and stay healthy for years to come. Before signing your child up for an activity, however, it is important to have them receive a sports physical to ensure their body is up to the physical challenge.

During a sports physical, our pediatric team will check their:

  • Immunizations
  • Height and weight
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • Vision and hearing
  • Motor skills
  • Cardiovascular health

Why Are Sports Physicals so Important?

Also called pre-participation physicals, sports physicals are often required to participate in school or club sports. Sports physicals assess a child's health to ensure that their body will be able to handle the rigorous demands of their sport.

Some health conditions do not show any symptoms until someone starts training their body. In addition to checking your child's overall health, we also gather information about their medical history and current level of activity. Whether your child is preparing to play golf, basketball, or soccer, it is important to make sure there are no hidden conditions that could affect their overall health.

In order to keep your child safe while playing sports, we recommend the following:

  • Make sure your child has the right protective gear
  • Schedule yearly physicals
  • Make sure they are drinking plenty of water
  • Take extra precautions when playing outdoor sports in hot weather
  • Have your child examined by a professional if they get injured, even if it does not appear serious at first

If your child is interested in joining a sport, call us at (860) 647-8282 to schedule a sports physical in Manchester or South Windsor