MANCHESTER SPORTS PHYSICAL INFORMATION

2015-2016 School year

Every student grades 6-12 who plans to participate in a school sponsored sport must have an IHSAA approved physical on file with the school prior to being able to practice. On June 1, 2015, all athletic physicals from this year will be discarded. A physical for the 2015-2016 school year must take place after April 1, 2015. There are no exceptions. To better accommodate our student-athletes we will be hosting an athletic physical day.

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5:30-8:30 pm Where: Walnut street clinic Cost: $15.00 per person (cash or check only – checks payable to: MJSHS).

Parent must be present with the student-athlete during the physical

In order to take part in this event, you must have the Athletic Physical packet, which can be picked up at MHS, MJH, or MIS during school hours between March 16th and April 1st. In order to avoid congestion, pages 1 and 4 of the physical form must be filled out prior to arriving at the site. You will not be allowed to enter the site until you have filled out these pages. Please have all other documents in the packet filled out prior to arrival for your physical (these will be collected before you leave).

There are several conditions that require more attention than is provided in a normal athletic physical. If any of the items listed below apply to you, you will need to see your family physician to complete this physical. This is for your safety.

*Asthmatics must bring: list of current medications and a note from family physician or pulmonologist stating that the patient is stable with their asthma and has been seen in the past 6 months.

*Heart murmur – if have had a normal echocardiogram, it is okay for you to participate on April 1. However, you must present physician documentation or the echo report stating that the echo is normal.

*Head injury – If you have had a documented concussion (seen by a physician), you should not come on April 1.

* Seizure/epilepsy – If you have been seizure free for 5 years, you can participate in this physical event. If you have had a seizure within the last 5 years, you should not come on April 1.

An athletic physical is not the same as a yearly checkup. We are not discouraging you from seeing your family physician for your checkup or to complete this physical. This is just another option for you to consider. Please keep in mind that Medicaid and some private insurance providers cover a yearly checkup/physical.

*The completed athletic physical form will be kept by the high school Athletic Department. Walnut Street Clinic will not have a copy of this on file.

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