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Sports Physicals

Does your child need to complete a sports physical before they can participate in their sport of choice at school this year? Let the board-certified physicians at Falcon Urgent Care perform your child’s physical to ensure they can play safely and without sustaining preventable injuries. 

Telemedicine Urgent Care Services in Cranberry TWP, PA

What urgent care conditions can you treat via telemedicine?

The team at Falcon Urgent Care is able to provide care for a wide variety of conditions virtually, including (but not limited to):

  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Asthma concerns
  • Pain symptoms
  • Infections
  • Coughs and colds
  • Stomach upset, nausea and diarrhea
  • Non-life-threatening injuries

How does telemedicine at Falcon Urgent Care work?

You can navigate our telemedicine system in these three simple steps.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Telemedicine has proven to be the safest, most efficient way to provide medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Telemedicine can improve your access to medical care and facilitate a safe environment, enabling you to remain at home while speaking with your doctor. Additionally, should you need any tests, you won’t have to wait at the office for your results. 

FAQs on Sports Physicals:

What Is A Sports Physical?

A sports physical, also known as a pre-participation physical examination (PPE), is an exam used to determine one’s ability to safely participate in sports. Most states require children and teens to undergo a sports physical before they can play a sport.

Why Does My Child Need A Sports Physical?

Sports physicals aim to prevent avoidable injuries, as well as:

  • Ensure good health
  • Assess physical fitness
  • Learn about current or past injuries
  • Identify conditions that could put the child at risk for injury

What Happens At A Sports Physical?

The physician performing a sports physical will:

  • Measure height and weight
  • Take blood pressure and pulse
  • Check vision
  • Check heart, joints, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
  • Assess strength, flexibility, and posture

How Long Is A Sports Physical Valid?

They typically last for one calendar year, although sometimes they must be repeated before each sports season. Check with your child’s school for specific requirements.