Prepare for Summer Activities with a Camp Physical
With summer approaching, if you are a parent, then you are beginning to plan activities for your children. Summer is the perfect time to participate in a variety of sport or overnight camps, but the children attending these must have physical examinations first. It is important to avoid waiting until the last minute to call a medical practice to schedule camp physicals because you might need to go on a waiting list for an appointment. The best camps fill-up quickly, and you may need to select a second or third choice instead because you delayed scheduling your children’s physical exams. After scheduling your appointment with one of our convenient Long Island locations for a sports physical, make sure to find your insurance card and your children’s immunization records to make the process a breeze.
How Camp Physicals are Administered
Your children might wonder what is required during their physical exams, and our physician will use the form supplied by a camp or sport team to determine how to proceed. We’ll collect information such as a child’s weight and height before checking their overall vital statistics that includes their heart rate and body temperature. Our physicians will transfer information about immunizations to the form, and your child might need a booster shot for tetanus or another condition to protect them from an illness. An examination includes checking a child’s vision or hearing to determine if they need glasses or have a hearing loss.
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If a child has any abnormalities such as diabetes mellitus or a heart arrhythmia, then this information is noted on the sports physicals form to help the teachers or counselors help an ill child in an emergency. It is essential to have accurate information about a child’s health condition such as asthma or arthritis so that a camp can plan a child’s activities to avoid an illness or injury. Sisselman Medical Group PC makes it easy for families to find a physician in their Commack or Massapequa, N.Y., neighborhood to schedule physical examinations for summer camping and sporting activities.