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What should you expect during a sports physical?

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Your teen's sports physical should start with a thorough medical history. The health care provider will ask about any history of illness, hospitalizations, or injuries that might prevent your teen from playing, or that might limit the amount of activity your teen can handle. Your teen should be asked to fill out a health history form as well as a teen questionnaire that investigates daily habits and lifestyle choices ( it asks about drug and alcohol use, among other topics).

From: Physical Exams and Teen Sports WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Sports Injuries.” 

Rice, S. , April 2008. Pediatrics

KidsHealth: "Sports Physicals."

American College of Sports Medicine: “Pre-participation Physical Exams.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 08, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Sports Injuries.” 

Rice, S. , April 2008. Pediatrics

KidsHealth: "Sports Physicals."

American College of Sports Medicine: “Pre-participation Physical Exams.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 08, 2018

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