As summer vacation winds down, you and your kids may be getting ready for the upcoming academic year and school sports season. This preparation may include revisiting equipment needs, as well as scheduling an annual or sports physical. Depending on the sport and school, many students who plan to play on their school’s sports team are required to get a sports physical before he or she is allowed to practice or play. Even if your child isn’t playing a sport, physicals are recommended for students starting in kindergarten through high school. Cherise Russo, DO, Sports Medicine physician at NorthShore, gives her recommendations for prepping for the school sports season:
How many sports are your kids involved with at school?