If you’re involved in organized sports or your child wants to join their school team, a sports physical is required before playing. You also need a physical to return to play after you’ve been injured or if you develop a skin infection.
Sports physicals, or pre-participation exams, are different from a typical annual check-up because they focus on whether you’re healthy enough to participate in sports. The following concerns are considered during the exam:
During a sports exam, Dr. Boulware reviews your medical history for any past injuries (concussions, sprains, fractures), surgeries, or health conditions that might affect your ability to participate in sports. Then he checks your musculoskeletal system, assessing bones, muscles, and joints for strength, flexibility and any signs of inflammation or stress.
Dr. Boulware has experience performing all of the different types of work physicals that may be requested of employees in Missouri including:
Whether your child needs a preschool examination, immunizations, or the school has requested an examination to check for a contagious disease, you can count on Dr. Boulware’s experience with children to make your child feel comfortable. Dr. Boulware can also help with the vision examination required for student enrolling in kindergarten or first grade.
Even if it’s not time for a school physical, you may want to contact us to schedule an exam if your child hasn’t been in for a routine exam. It’s important for children to have regular check-ups to be sure they don’t have any developmental delays or early signs of any health problems.
At Boulware Medical Clinic, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here. We do not accept insurance for cosmetic procedures at Beautification by Boulware