As you probably know, all high school and middle school athletes are required to get a “preparticipation physical evaluation” or a sports physical if they are going to participate in school sports. This includes K-8 schools such as Patriot Oaks and Freedom Crossing Academies and high schools including Creekside, Bartram Trail, Tocoi, and Nease.
Sports Physicals in Saint Johns, FL
We at St. Johns Chiropractic & Performance specialize in helping youth athletes play their sport at a high level without pain! So naturally, we also offer Preparticipation Physical Evaluations to make sure that they can safely play their sport. Dr. Grant Speer is a chiropractic physician and former collegiate athlete who has dedicated much of his studying to sport injuries and sports medicine!
Our clinic is located right off of Longleaf Pine in the middle of the 32259 zip code. We are affordable, we offer short commutes from home, and we have short waiting times. Skip the long drives and long waits at the other doctor’s offices and call our office today to get your sports physical scheduled soon! Call us at 904-217-7078 to get scheduled!
High School Physicals in 32259
Sports physicals are a way to make sure that your child can safely participate in sports. A full medical exam is completed during a sports physical which includes taking a look at the health of the heart, lunges, blood vessels, abdomen, eyes, ears, and more!
After this is completed, your physician will go through a full musculoskeletal exam to make sure that you are physically able to play sports. This portion of the evaluation includes checking out the athlete’s back, neck, shoulders, hips and the rest of the muscles and joints. Range of motion testing and strength testing will also be done when necessary.
This is not a mandate by the specific school or county but by the state of Florida. Therefore, no matter what grade you are in or what school that you go to, the same form that must be filled out each school year before you participate in any sport!
In the state of Florida, the physical examination must be completed by a licensed physician, licensed osteopathic physician, licensed chiropractic physician, licensed physician assistant, or a certified advanced registered nurse practitioner.
Sports physicals are typically good for one school year, then they expire and you must have another evaluation for the next year. You typically want to complete your sports physical after June 1 so that it will last you the entire school year through all of the sports seasons.
Let your local sports injury expert do your child’s sports physical this year! Simply call her office and get your appointment scheduled today. You can either bring your FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) form with you or we can print one out for you at our office! Call our clinic at 904-217-7078 to get your sports physical scheduled!