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Need a Quick Sports Physical in Waterbury, CT?

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Turn to the experienced team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Waterbury, Connecticut, if you need a sports physical for your child. Our facility is open seven days per week with extended hours, ensuring you can take care of this task quickly and easily. And you don’t even need to make an appointment. Just stop in and we’ll complete the physical exam right then and there—it’s as easy as that.

What Is a Sports Physical?

Also known as a pre-participation physical examination (PPE), a sports physical determines if a child is healthy enough to participate in a certain sport. In Connecticut, all children who intend to play on a youth sports team are required to receive a physical beforehand.

This examination involves:

  • Taking a detailed medical history to learn of any underlying conditions, past injuries, current medications, and previous hospitalizations or surgeries
  • Recording the child’s height, weight, and vitals (blood pressure and pulse)
  • Completing a vision screening
  • Evaluating the child’s heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, throat, posture, and joints
  • Testing the child’s strength and flexibility

The goal of a sports physical is to identify any health conditions that could interfere with a child’s ability to participate in his or her chosen activity. Uncovering a health condition doesn’t mean the child will be deemed unfit for the sport—in most cases, the medical practitioner will simply provide strategies and treatment recommendations to ensure they can participate as healthily as possible. For example, a child with asthma who wants to join the track team may be given a higher-dosage inhaler. Or, if the physical uncovers a history of frequent injuries, the practitioner may recommend specific stretches to do before and after practices and games to reduce their risk of re-injury.

Receive a Sports Physical Today

For a prompt sports physical in Waterbury, come to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. To expedite your visit, check in online!

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