We Help Children, Teens, and Adults Safely Engage in Sports
Preferred Urgent Care can perform sports physicals for individuals of any age from Katy, Fulshear, or their surrounding localities. This physical examination assesses whether someone can safely engage in a specific sport. For children and teens engaging in sports at school or as an extracurricular activity, this medical examination is also known as Preparticipation Physical Examination (PPE).
Most schools and sports centers require that school-aged children go through a PPE. A sports physical can be valid for either a calendar or school year. If your child needs a PPE, they usually need to get another one before the next sports season starts. Scheduling a sports physical six weeks before the beginning of a season or other training is helpful because it gives time to address any concerns and provide treatment for minor issues.
At Preferred Urgent Care, our services include free kids' sports physicals and make medical examinations accessible thanks to our extended business hours. You can visit us on a walk-in basis or by appointment seven days a week from 8 am to 9 pm. Our team members speak English and Spanish for your convenience.
Please note that a sports physical does not replace a standard physical. Although the physical examination portion can be similar, a school, work, or general physical usually involves additional assessments.
Call Preferred Urgent Care today at (281) 984-6735 or use our online form to schedule your or your child’s sports physical in Katy or Fulshear, TX!
Who Needs a Sports Physical in Katy, Fulshear, and Their Surrounding Areas?
Texas is one of the states that require student-athletes to get a sports physical before participating in sports during the school year. Clubs and recreational facilities can also require that participants of all ages complete a sports physical.
Even if you are not required to schedule a sports physical, you should consider doing so anyway to be on the safe side and limit your risk of injuries. Getting an all-clear to participate in a sport you like provides peace of mind, and if you have not had a medical check-up in a while, a sports physical can be an effective first step.
If you or your child need to complete a sports physical in Katy, Fulshear, or their surrounding areas, contact Preferred Urgent Care today at (281) 984-6735 to schedule an appointment!
Helping Patients Stay Safe & Prepared in Katy & Beyond
At Preferred Urgent Care, we understand the importance of staying active and participating in sports. Whether you're a child, teen, or adult, our comprehensive sports physicals ensure that you are ready to safely engage in athletic activities in Katy, Fulshear, and their surrounding areas. When you come in for a sports physical, our experienced care team will thoroughly evaluate your overall health and fitness levels to identify any potential risks or underlying conditions that may affect your performance or put you at risk of injury.
During your sports physical, our team will:
- Review your medical history and discuss any previous injuries or health concerns
- Perform a comprehensive physical examination, including checking your vital signs, assessing your flexibility, and evaluating your strength and endurance
- Provide personalized recommendations and advice on injury prevention, nutrition, and training techniques to optimize your athletic performance
Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting out, our sports physicals are designed to keep you safe, healthy, and ready to excel in your chosen sport. Contact us today and let our caring team ensure that you're in top form for the game!
- Katy Independent School District: Athletic Physicals
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Physical Activity for Children
Commonly Asked Questions
What is a Preparticipation Physical Examination (PPE)?
A Preparticipation Physical Examination (PPE) is a physical examination that assesses whether someone can safely engage in a specific sport. It is also known as a sports physical and usually required for children and teens engaging in sports at school or as an extracurricular activity.
When should I schedule my child's sports physical?
It is recommended to schedule the sports physical six weeks before the beginning of a season or other training. This gives time to address any concerns and provide treatment for minor issues if necessary.
Do I need to get another PPE if my child has already had one?
Yes, most schools and sports centers require that school-aged children go through a PPE every year. A sports physical can be valid for either a calendar or school year, so it may need to be repeated before the next season starts.
Does getting a sport's physical replace getting an overall medical check-up?
No, although the two exams may have similar portions, getting an overall medical check-up usually involves additional assessments not included in asports physical exam.
More questions? Interested in scheduling a sports physical in Katy? Give us a call at (281) 984-6735.
Dr. Ebun & Dr. Santiago CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERDr. Ebunlomo has been the Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Urgent Care since January 2016. She has drawn on her knowledge spanning over 17 years of professional experience across public health and ...Learn More
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