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sports-physical-northville-novi-plymouth-farmington-miA sports physical exam is different from your annual physical or well-child exam.  During sports physicals, the doctor’s emphasis is to identify any potential medical problems that would put your child at increased risk of injury, harm, or death during sports.  Since most sudden deaths in adolescent athletes are caused by heart conditions, the physical exam and medical history will place an emphasis on the heart and family history of heart disease. 

Your child may be at risk for adverse outcomes related to sports if they experience shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, or fainting during sports.  However, many athletes will have no symptoms at all.   Sudden death in adolescent athletes is extremely rare; the pre-participation sports physical can help you determine your child’s risk.

Dr. Dooley is currently offering a 50% discount on sports or camp physicals if you mention this blog.  Call us today to schedule a sports or camp physical.  (248) 946-4905