What is a Sports Physical, and how do you know if you need one?
A Sports Physical is a standardized physical checkup designed to discover any physical issues that might cause further harm to a child if they participated in a particular sport. It’s a really good idea to get one for your child, even if they are not in an Austin area school that requires them. Why? Read on.
What you’re trying to avoid as a parent is ongoing or lingering injuries for your kids that either prevent them from participating in activities they like, or worse, end up with a sports injury that lasts into adulthood. Sports Physicals do this for you, and the school as well.
Every ISD in Texas cities like Austin and Round Rock is required by UIL (University Interscholastic League) to have a copy of a Pre-participation Physical Examination (Sports Physical) on file for each student who participates in a given sport or activity requiring the exam. There are other requirements, but we’re only interested in the Sports Physical for now.
Austin and Round Rock ISDs (Independent School Districts) require Sports Physicals for children to participate in school sports and other physical activities, because it’s safe. It protects your children, and it protects the school. The last thing a school or school district wants to do is allow a child to participate in activity that will result in injury.
So how does it work? When you enroll your child in an Austin or Round Rock area school, they will want to declare for which sports they want to play. Assuming that they are within the allotted time to sign up, the school will want a Sports Physical to be performed before they start. This is where Urgent and Family Care comes in. We regularly perform Sports Physicals for families, and you can walk in anytime we’re open and schedule one.
We are happy to perform Sports Physicals for your child, just come to our walk in clinic on Parmer Lane in beautiful Austin, Tx and we’ll take care of you!
We perform Sport and School physicals year-round, and they are conveniently priced at only $20.00. If you don’t have the physical form, don’t worry we will provide one for you.