Getting ready for the new school year can either be exciting or tedious for students. Each year brings new clothing, new shoes, new backpacks, new teachers and a whole new personality. In addition to all of that, you also have to ensure you send your child back to school healthy.
The first day of school for most students will be starting in about a month or so. It’s a good thing to stay up-to-date with your children’s vaccinations especially if they’re younger because it helps them develop a stronger immunity against diseases. Because they are constantly in contact with other children and germs, kids are more vulnerable to viruses so it’s harder for them to prevent illnesses.
If your child is about to start preschool, vaccinations are required up until the age of six. By not immunizing a child, others in contact with the child are also at risk. Children are not the only ones who need vaccinations, teenagers and adults should also keep up to date on immunizations such as tetanus or influenza. . Keeping your health record current is always the best option regardless of what age you may be.
Along with vaccinations, it is also time for student athletes to get their sports physical for school. Athletes will not be permitted to play or try out for any athletic sport without it. So call our office today to set up an appointment for vaccinations or sports physicals before summer ends. Stay hearty, live healthy!
Westland Office- 734.728.2130
Livonia Office- 248.474.2220
Although the school year has just recently came to an end, student athletes are already preparing for next years sports. Many schools will conduct athletic conditioning, scrimmages, or even tryouts during the summer months ensuring their teams are prepared for the first game after school begins.
Regardless of which school district, or even sport a student participates in it is required for all students to receive a school sports physical. Each year student athletes must obtain a physical before they are allowed to practice with the team. Schools use sports physicals as a tool to ensure medical history is on file, as well as ensure the student does not have any health limitations that may prevent them from participating in the sport.
Millennium Medical Group does provide sports physicals forms to patients, but it is extremely important to check with your school’s main office to ensure they do not have a specific form they require you to complete. Each school district has a different deadline in which they require athletes to complete their school sports physical. If you do not have it on that date you will not be able to participate until you complete the sports physical.
Obtaining a sports physical is a very quick and easy process. With the athletic screening taking only about ten minutes. Because there are many student athletes in the Metro Detroit area, sports physicals are in high demand as conditioning is getting ready to begin. Schedule your child’s school sports physical now, will ensure they have it in time!
Just a reminder! It’s not to soon to make appointments for your children to get their 2011-2012 School or Sports Physical. Call either the Westland Clinic or The Livonia office to make those appointments.
Westland Clinic will be closed Saturday, September 3, 2011 and Monday, September 5, 2011 in observance of Labor Day
Livonia will be closed Monday, September 5, 2011 in observance of Labor Day