Back to school time means sports physicals

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RENO, NV (KOLO) Visits to the doctor can be another expense for many guardians as students head back to school.

Almost all school districts in our area and many youth leagues require sports physicals in order to participate. Doctors say it's crucial to make sure your athlete is checked out before team tryouts.

“Probably one common issues kids will have is asthma, we want to make sure they are adequately treated so they can participate and not have problems with their sport. There are some more serious conditions, cardiac conditions, heart conditions, things like that that could limit them so those are things we need to look through sometimes and can with these physicals,” Dr. Chris Mathis explains. He works with Northern Nevada Medical Group which is offering sports physicals for just 25 dollars at its offices.

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