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Sports physicals can save lives

 

Last updated 8/14/2014 at Noon



The new school year is here, and playing in organized sports is a great way for a child to have fun, meet friends and stay fit. Most organized sports require a pre-participation physical examination (PPE) prior to participation. This physical assesses a child’s general health and current fitness level and can detect health conditions requiring immediate attention, such as:

• Medical or orthopedic problems that predispose the child to injuries

• Existing injuries that may impair their ability to perform

• Current size and developmental maturation, and fitness level

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