Playing sports is a great way for kids of all ages to stay active during the summer. Football, soccer, baseball, track, rowing, dancing, martial arts and more – there are many sports, teams, and camps to choose from in and around The Woodlands.

But just like any activity, there’s always a risk of getting injured such as minor sprained ankles and strains, more serious conditions like heat stroke and asthma, and even other disorders, congenital anomalies and medical predispositions may cause new injuries.

Before starting a new sport, activity or season, kids and their families need to be prepared. By seeing a health care professional for a sports physical, you can make sure they are ready for the summer and season ahead. Just as professional sports stars need medical care, so do kids and teenage athletes. Even if you are not required to have a sports physical, it is still a good idea to double check whether your child is healthy enough to safely participate.

A sports physical is not the same as a regular physical. A sports physical is a check-up to assess your health and fitness for a sport, to look for any diseases or injuries, and to review family medical history for any additional tests that may be needed.

At Davam Urgent Care on 1488, sports physicals are performed by a board-certified medical provider who can ensure a child is healthy enough to endure strenuous physical activity. Their location also offers high quality care for non-life-threatening medical conditions, such as fevers, bronchitis, and lacerations. In-house diagnostic testing, including X-rays, and blood tests is available, so patients don’t have to make additional appointments at offsite imaging centers or labs.

Be safe, be prepared, and schedule a sports physical before you or your child engages in a new season or sport. Learn more about a sports physical and how Davam Urgent Care can help at http://www.davam.com/sports-physical-the-woodlands/.

Davam Urgent Care will be offering $10 sports physicals on Thursdays! They welcome Walk-in’s and are open every day from 8am to 9pm. Visit their location at 6022 FM 1488 in Magnolia, TX. http://www.davam.com/