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Health Tip: Getting a Sports Physical

Health Tip: Getting a Sports Physical

10/04/11

(HealthDay News) -- Before a student hits the court, field or track to play a collegiate sport, he or she may need a sports physical.

The Cleveland Clinic says a sports physical should:

  • Assess the child's overall health and wellness.
  • Determine the child's fitness level and physical maturity.
  • Spot any current injury.
  • Diagnose any health condition that could increase your child's risk of getting hurt.
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