When to Get a Spring Sports Physical


As spring approaches, coaches and organizers start putting together schedules for upcoming sports. At the same time, parents begin making plans to haul their kids back and forth between games and practices. To make your spring athletics safer and more manageable, it’s important to get physicals out of the way as soon as possible.

Why Get a Physical?

Every child should meet annually with a pediatrician or family medical doctor to monitor growth and development, while keeping immunizations current. That said, to participate in youth sports, children are often required to get additional physical examinations to check for underlying health issues.

Even if an organized sport does not require a physical, it’s still a good idea to get one.

When to Get a Physical?

Unfortunately, busy personal schedules and limited appointment availability can often make it hard for parents to schedule timely physicals for their children. If you face deadlines or would like to get out in front of your child’s sports, school or camp physical, PhysicianOne Urgent Care provides walk-in availability for spring sports and summer camp physicals.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care is 7 days a week, including weekends, when young athletes suffer minor sports-related injuries, including sprains, bone fractures or cuts on the field or the court. We also provide timely, expert medical attention at a fraction of the cost of emergency room visits.

PhysicianOne Urgent Care makes it easy to get your child’s complete physical for school, sports, activities, and camp. All forms are completed on-site at the time of service. We offer convenient walk-in physical exams or you can find a location and check-in online at a time that works for your busy schedule.

Dr. Jeannie Kenkare

Written by Dr. Jeannie Kenkare

Dr. Kenkare is a highly experienced clinician with a background in family medicine. As a founding member of PhysicianOne Urgent Care's parent company Happy Mountains, she is also our Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Kenkare provides guidance and leadership to our health care team, and is responsible for the review of clinical guidelines, decision tools, and outcomes to develop and implement strategies that will improve patient care and clinical quality.

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