Many young athletes today are asked -- and often required -- to have a
pre-participation physical, often called a sports physical, done prior
to both practicing and playing in a game. Recently, BCH family medicine
Dr. Joshua Garfein sat down to talk to Denver 7News about the importance of sports physicals
to ensure your youth player is fit and cleared for safe sports play.
Sport physicals look at family medical history and other risk factors for
cardiac and lung disease as well as concussion history and bone, joint
or connective tissue abnormalities. Explains Dr. Garfein: "We go
through risk factors for cardiac disease or sudden cardiac death with
family members, which is the most common thing that we really want to
To help get your athlete on the field, court, track or in the pool, BCH
offers convenient walk-in, $35 sports physicals through our Urgent Care
Centers in Gunbarrel and Superior from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.
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