Schedule your athlete's sports physical as part of a well-child check-up

May 11, 2022

Sports exams are not a substitute for thorough medical care

Each year, your teen athlete is required to undergo a physical exam that determines his or her ability to safely participate in high school sports.

Your primary care providers at Parkview Physicians Group would like to remind you that this is not enough.

Adolescence is one of the most crucial turning points in a child's physical and mental well-being. With so many changes taking place during this time, yearly wellness visits are more important than ever. Yearly physical exams for your teen include things that are not covered in a standard sports exam. At wellness appointments, in addition to performing sports exams, your Parkview Physicians Group provider will:

• Check for abnormalities that most teenagers don't look for, and teach the importance of regular self-screening.

• Open the door to safe and confidential conversations about social and mental challenges that teens face regularly during this time of life.

• Gather extensive family medical history as well as discuss current lifestyle choices and habits.

Contact your primary care physician today to schedule a wellness visit. If you do not have a primary care physician, call 877-PPG-TODAY. There are several locations throughout the region with easy access appointments for these well-child visits.

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