Health Talks with HRH

The Importance of Youth Sports Physicals

May 23, 201613 min
Most states actually require that kids and teens have a sports physical before they can start a new sport or begin a new competitive season.The number one goal is injury prevention.Sports physicals are more targeted and specifically focus on the physical requirements needed to play a sport.A standard sports physical includes an examination of a child’s vitals including blood pressure and pulse, while also documenting weight and height increases as growth spurts can place added stress on joints, muscles and bones.Dr. Mark Booher, Medical Director for the Hendricks Regional Health Sports Medicine Program, is here to discuss the importance of getting your child a sports physical at the start of every sport season.

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