Get physical exam forms signed now for fall sports
The first day of practice for Minnesota high school sports is Aug. 14. Walk into a clinic today for a sports physical exam so your kids don’t miss a day of practice.
Do your kids play fall sports? Now's the time to get required Minnesota sports physical exam forms signed. Seeing a doctor now means problems can be identified earlier. And your student can get back in the game.
Aim for six weeks
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children involved in school athletics should get sports physical exams at least six weeks before the start of the sport's season. This allows time to work up any new health concerns and rehab lingering injuries.
Walk-in exams now available
If you're already inside the recommended six-week window, come in as soon as possible. Every extra day can help keep your student-athlete on the field. HealthPartners Clinic and Park Nicollet Clinic are offering convenient walk-in exams through Sept. 1.
Injury rehabilitation for kids
While kids heal quickly, some injuries take more time. Proper rehab and physical therapy can require some time and effort. Whether your kids are playing football, soccer, cross-country or another demanding sport, the body needs time to heal. Many minor nagging injuries can be related to bigger alignment and health issues.
A back-to-school exam is the perfect time to voice any concerns about concussions. Concussions are most common in contact sports like football or soccer, but can occur during almost all sports. Symptoms, severity and duration vary from person to person. Learn more about concussions.
MSHSL sports form
Get sports forms signed to participate in Minnesota high school sports. If your kids had a well-child visit in the last year, they might not need to come in again. We can help with whatever forms are needed. Download the MSHSL form (PDF)