Get in the game!
Student athletes go back to school with sports physicals
Are you the parent of a North Thurston School District athlete? Providence St. Peter Family Medicine can help you check off the sports physical from your back-to-school list.
On Wednesday, Aug.10, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine will hold a walk-in sports physical clinic for middle school and high school athletes beginning at 5:30 p.m. The clinic will not close until all physicals have been completed. A $20 fee will go directly back to your child’s school, supporting athletic programs.
“We’ve been offering this sports physical clinic for the past 10 years to help Olympia’s young athletes prepare for the upcoming sports season,” says Lowell Dightman, MD, from Providence St. Peter Family Medicine. “Sports physicals are important to identify any health problems that could interfere with an athlete’s participation in a sport. This helps your child to be a healthier, stronger athlete.”
What to expect?
During a sports physical, the doctor will ask about medical history and complete a physical exam which includes:
- Measure the athlete’s height and weight.
- Check the athlete’s blood pressure and pulse.
- Test the athlete’s vision.
- Listen to the athlete’s heart and lungs.
- Evaluate the athlete’s posture, strength and flexibility.
Providence St. Peter Family Medicine is located at 525 Lilly Road N.E. in Olympia. For more information, call 360.493.7230