When it comes to preparing for football season, two-a-days may be the first thing that comes to mind. But, throwing the ball around and learning plays aren’t the only ways to get ready. A sports physical is the first step toward the playing field, one that every child should take prior to each year’s season.
Why Should Your Child Get a Sports Physical Before Playing Football?
So, why should you get a sports physical for your little football player? To understand why it’s necessary, it helps to know a few facts about it:
A sports physical is not a replacement for a yearly checkup, and you’ll still need to make an appointment with your doctor for a general physical, or see if he or she can do the general one at the same time. In any case, sports physicals are an important part of prepping for football season, and by ensuring your child receives one each year, you’ll set them up to have a better, and healthier, season.
This article was written by Kara Alcamo, freelance writer and concerned mother.
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