Sports and School Physicals in Agoura Hills, CA
Come to American Family Care in Agoura Hills, CA for your child’s next sports or school physical. These physicals are required every year to ensure your child is healthy and up to date on their vaccines. Call us today or schedule an appointment online.
Every year, your child participates in many different sports and school activities with their friends and schoolmates. We know importance of your child’s physical health and abilities. We also understand how inconvenient it is to be required to book a physical for your child months in advance. Here at American Family Care, we prioritize your children’s needs and accept walk-ins for school and sports physicals, making it easier for your child to be taken care of and reducing the amount of stress of trying to find an appointment that fits your busy schedule.
Why do I need a sports or school physical?
Just as professional athletes need medical care and attention to keep them playing their best, so do teenage athletes. You can put yourself in the same playing field as the pros by making sure you have your sports physical. The exam helps determine whether the personal safety for each individual to participate in a certain sport. Most states mandate that all students, kids and teens, must have a sports physical before they can start a new sport or begin a new competitive season. However, even if a sports physical isn’t required by the school district, it is still highly recommended by medical professionals to have one done.
What is involved with a sport or school physical for your child?
School physicals are a crucial aspect of a child’s healthcare. Throughout their entire childhood and adolescence, children undergo significant changes in weight, height and several other physical characteristics. A school physical is an important opportunity for both doctors and parents to make sure their child is on the right path of healthy, age-appropriate development. The beginning of a new school year is the perfect time to complete this assessment. However, please note that a back to school physical should not replace a routine, annual check-up with a pediatrician.
Sports physicals are specific to each sport and are primarily focused on the prevention of injury or bodily harm. A sports physical consists of two parts: a health history and a physical examination. Using information gathered from the exam and the patient’s health history, a clinician may be able to detect heart-related issues and uncover risk factors that could trigger an illness during strenuous physical activity. They are also able to provide training tips and other valuable information to reduce the risk of injury.
Why go to an urgent care center to get a sport or school physical?
One major benefit of getting a sports or school physical at an urgent care center is there is no appointment necessary. We understand how hectic life can be, especially when raising a child, so we accept walk-ins to fit any schedule. There is no need to juggle appointments or worry about cancellations, we are here to make life easier. On top of the flexibility, we have some of the most accomplished pediatricians in the area, capable of helping your children in emergencies or standard check-ups. Whatever your needs, we are here to help!
If your child is in need of a sports physical or school physical, please contact our office for more information and get in touch with a pediatrician in the Agoura Hills, CA, area. To book an appointment with American Family Care call us at (818) 864-4336 or visit us online at www.afcurgentcareagourahills.com. We are located at 5825 Kanan Road Unit B Agoura Hills, CA 91301.