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Good Question: How Are Kids’ Sports Physicals Different From Regular Ones?

By Heather Brown, CBS Minnesota, 08/09/19, 1:15PM CDT

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The sports physical requirement is every three years in Minnesota, but Subramanian recommends a one annually if a student plays sports all year-round, has changes in the family or athletic history or suffers any injuries. 

If you haven’t set up your kids’ doctor’s visit this summer, here’s a reminder to get it in on the books.

“August is a busy time for us pediatricians,” Dr. Krishnan Subramanian, of Hennepin Healthcare, said.

Doctors recommend all children get an annual physical, but the Minnesota Sports High School League requires a more intensive sports physical (Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form) every three years.