Summer and warmer weather is just around the corner, which means your child may soon need an updated sport and camp physical to participate in recreational activities.
Most school-sanctioned sports and youth athletic activities require updated physicals in order to participate. But these exams also help your primary care provider protect your child from adverse medical effects, physical complications on the field, and other potentially dangerous situations.
But how exactly are sport and camp physicals used to protect your child? And how can you get your child an updated physical in time for sports, summer, or other recreational activities?
Sport and Camp Physicals are legally required for most activities and help recreation staff protect your child
A sport physical or summer camp physical are usually necessary before you can enroll your child in recreational groups. This is because sport and camp physicals are legally required by recreational providers and organizations so they can keep your child safe during contact.
Coaches, athletic trainers, camp counselors, and similar recreational personnel also use the information from a sport or camp physical to protect your child from their current conditions. For example, a camp counselor uses the information from the physical to ensure your child doesn’t get in contact with allergy triggers, allergic foods, or asthma triggers.
Sport and Camp Physicals are also updated annually even if your child is a recurring member of the team/camp/etc. just in case they develop some medical complication or risk from the time of their last physical.
Go to Centennial Medical if your child needs a sport or camp physical ASAP!
Whenever your child requires an updated sport or camp physical it makes sense to go to Centennial Medical!
Our team of primary care providers, medical staff, and other pediatric health experts can get your child their updated physical in just a few minutes. Patients are always provided with high-quality care whenever they visit and can come-in whenever their child requires an updated physical!
You want your child to be able to enjoy the summer fun and the summer sun without any hurdles in between. At Centennial Medical, we’ll make sure that new physicals are accurate and ready to review with physical or camp staff.
Any patient that needs to update their child’s physical should visit Centennial at 8186 Lark Brown Rd in Elkridge, MD or call us directly at 410-730-3399! You can also follow the link here to schedule an appointment in advance!