WIAA sports physicals are required – here’s why

Tue, Sep 12, 2017

In Wisconsin, student athletes must undergo a physical exam before participating in interscholastic sports or practice.


“These are done to ensure they are healthy and can safely participate,” says Dr. Jon Henry, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc.


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The goal of the sports physical is to make sure student athletes are as healthy as possible for their age and can safely train and compete, Henry says.

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