Before summer and fall sports begin, there’s some pregame business to take care of – your sports physical! Why should you get a sports physical, and what makes them an integral part of your fitness game plan?
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A thorough sports physical will:
- Identify underlying health issues. Heart problems, vision complications and more – a physical can help prevent larger health issues stemming from previously unknown causes.
- Legally clear you to play. Many high school sports associations, rec leagues, and other organizations require a sports physical.
- Review your medical history. Future success on the court, diamond or field depend on past health considerations.
- Help prevent injuries. Sports injuries are more common than ever, but many can be avoided with a physical examination.
- Give you “vital” information. When is the last time you had your blood pressure taken? How about a check of your heartbeat? A sports physical covers all the vital sign bases.
Why get a sports physical? Avoid being part of a sports injury statistic!
- Over 750,000 children are treated for sports-related injuries every year.
- Nearly two-thirds of sports injuries occur during practice.
- Youth basketball, baseball, and football account for more than 500,000 injuries every sports season.
- Children in the 5-14 age group are most susceptible to sports injuries.
Given what a sports physical offers and how they can prevent injuries, take a time out break and schedule one with Urgent Care Extra! Visit www.UrgentCareExtra.com or call (480) 988-9108 to find out more today.