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Sports physicals are an important tool in preventing  injury  for young athletes

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Getting a sports physical can help identify  “hidden” cardiovascular risks or other health risks or injuries for young athletes. Cardiovascular risk is one of the most commonly identified issues in a sports physical. Poor vision, past or present injuries that could pose a risk to performance, current or past conditions and current medications will also be examined and identified.

Heart conditions are more common in young athletes than with many other sectors of the population, especially as children are still growing. Coronary artery disease is a common cause for sports-related issues for adults while cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia are more common in children, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Estimates vary, but the Mayo Clinic has indicated that some data suggests about 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 80,000 young athletes die of sudden cardiac arrest each year.

Are your children active in sports? Make sure they get a sports physical to rule out the possibility of any heart issues. While a sports physical is not as extensive as a child well visit, they are important in providing peace of mind for aspiring athletes and parents. Most insurance policies will cover preventative sports physicals

Make a sports physical appointment for your child today at any of our four locations in Detroit and Warren. Parents must attend the appointment and complete a medical history form for their child. Call 313-416-6262 to get started!  Same day appointments and walk-ins are available at all locations!

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