Sport & Camp Physicals in Waltham, MA
Each year more than 38 million children and teenagers participate in organized sports at school or in the community. To avoid being injured on the field, court, or track, it’s important that your young athlete see one of our providers for a physical exam before they suit up. In many cases, it is required.
AFC Urgent Care Waltham provides these physical exams on a walk-in basis. You will never need to worry about booking appointments with us and can get back to all regularly scheduled activities.
Why are physicals important?
The objectives of a pre-participation exam (PPE) are to assess the athlete’s present fitness level, evaluate any existing injuries, and detect conditions that may predispose them to new injury.
During the PPE, height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate will be measured. Then after collecting a thorough medical history, our provider will evaluate heart, lungs, abdomen, nose, ears, throat, posture, strength, and flexibility.
What else is included in physical exams?
In addition to all of the screenings mentioned above, your child will be able to update all of their vaccinations.
Vaccinations can help keep all children safe when they are in close environments, such as sleepaway camps. It helps to protect children from preventable illnesses.
School, camp, & sport physicals are designed to help keep your child safe from any potential illness or injury they might receive throughout their day.
Contact AFC Urgent Care Waltham
If you have a young athlete in need of a pre-participation exam, you can walk-in to AFC Urgent Care Waltham any day from 8am-8pm and be seen by one of our health care providers, no appointment is needed. We are conveniently located at 1030 Main Street in the new Main Street Marketplace, next to Party City.
At AFC Urgent Care Waltham, we also treat everything from chest colds and sore throats to sprains and fractures, and cuts and abrasions. We are equipped with state-of-the-art lab and x-ray on-site and accept most major insurances.