The new school year is quickly approaching, and that means it’s time for your teen to get a sports physical. Most schools require students to have a Sports Physical in order to participate in sports or other extracurricular activities. A sports physical is different from a regular doctor’s visit – it is specifically tailored to check the health of your teenager as they prepare for an active lifestyle and regular school sports.
Sports Physicals in Hutchinson & Shakopee
Did you know that Caspers Chiropractic in Shakopee & Hutchinson offer sports physicals for student-athletes? We look for several factors that may affect a teen’s ability to safely play a particular sport. Many parents prefer this option rather than going to a clinic. Your child can get an appointment quickly and the cost is just $65. Here are some tips on what to expect at a sports physical:
- Your teenager will need to fill out a medical history forms required by MSHSL (Minnesota State High School League). This form will ask about any past or current medical conditions, allergies, medications, and immunizations. Be sure to fill out this form completely and accurately. The exam may include an analysis of family or personal health history, as well as a person’s resting and active vital signs.
- Since we also often treat sports injuries, a sports physical exam will also include evaluation of current joint health, muscle strength, and flexibility. The sports physical can help identify pre-existing conditions that could affect a person’s ability to safely train or compete. We want to potentially prevent the development of severe injuries or health complications.
- One of our chiropractors will perform a physical examination. This will include checking the height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing. We will also check for any signs of injuries or illness.
After the physical examination and tests are complete, the doctor will give you a report of their findings and the documentation needed to provide to your school’s Athletic Director if you are cleared for sports. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have about the physical or your teenager’s health.
Playing sports is a great way to stay healthy and fit. But physical demands of playing a sport can have an opposite effect – it can put the child’s health at risk. A Sports Physical with Caspers Chiropractic is an important step in ensuring that your teenager is healthy and ready for a new season of activity. Give us a call at 320-587-2292 (Hutch), 952-977-9933 (Shakopee) or make an appointment online.