Health Tip: Getting a Sports Physical
Why your child may need one
(HealthDay News) -- Before a student hits the court, field or track to play a collegiate sport, he or she may need a sports physical.
The Cleveland Clinic says a sports physical should:
- Assess the child's overall health and wellness.
- Determine the child's fitness level and physical maturity.
- Spot any current injury.
- Diagnose any health condition that could increase your child's risk of getting hurt.
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