This exam is required by the Florida High School Athletic Association prior to participation in interscholastic sports activities:
9.7 (FHSSA Form EL2 pre-participation physical exam)
A student must have a physical exam each year and be certified as being physically fit to participate in interscholastic athletic program. A physical evaluation shall be valid for a period not to exceed one calendar year from the date of practitioners signature. The student cannot be allowed to participate in any activity related to inter scholastic athletic programs until the fully executed physical evaluation form is on file in the school. (S.1002.20(17)(b). Florida Statutes)
The annual physical evaluation must be administered by a licensed physician, a licensed osteopathic physician, a licensed physician assistant, or a certified advanced registered nurse practitioner.
The reason for the exams is to ensure athletes can participate safely. We screen for potential illness or conditions that may limit or restrict your sports activity. This exam does not replace your regular physical evaluations by your primary or family doctor.
The sports physical, including a sports physical in Spring Hill, rarely uncovers health problems in kids, but performing a routine History and Physical exam is the best way to ensure the safety of a child who plays sports and help avoid potential risks of injury or illness.
Even if your sports physical does not reveal any problems, it is wise to monitor yourself when you play sports. A new symptom may be just part of the game; such as muscle pain, breathing difficulty, or lightheadedness, but it is still important to mention it to your parents and coach.
Be proactive. It is better to have the exam completed 6-8 weeks prior to your sports season, however we can accommodate athletes 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm. You may need a referral, which is rare, but could potentially delay or limit your participation.
Our certified providers at LifeGuard Urgent Care have participated in sports and/or the military, have performed 100s of these exams, and are ready and happy to help you with your PPE requirements.
Have a wonderful summer, and we are here for all your healthcare needs!
Important information: Sport physical in Spring Hill provided by Lifeguard Urgent Care Center applies to children between pre-K and 12th grade.
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