The Importance of Physicals

There’s no doubt that physicals are important. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center states that physicals are tests that determine whether it’s safe for your child to participate in physical activity. In fact, it is important to note that physicals should be given six weeks prior to your child’s first sporting activity.

During a physical, the doctor will examine your child to make sure nothing is restricting them from sports participation. The areas examined include:

  • Elbow dislocation
  • Femur fracture
  • Knee instability
  • Abdominal mass
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Fever

Most schools make physicals a requirement so if you or your child are in need of one soon, call Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics – we offer physicals year round!