Health & Safety

June 20, 2014

Sports physical day aimed at kid fitness

Senior Airman JASON COLBERT
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

For a parent, keeping a child healthy can be a task. Luckily, the folks at the Luke Pediatrics clinic agree and strive to help.

The 56th Medical Operations Squadron Pediatrics clinic will host a Fitness and Sports Physical Day at 9 a.m. July 26. Children ages 6 through 16 years are invited to participate.

“It will be a whole day geared toward children’s health and fitness,” said Senior Airman Miguel Rodriguez, 56th MDOS medical technician. “We will offer nutritional classes, exercise classes and classes detailing preventive measures.”

Each child must have an appointment to participate in the fitness event. This will also fulfill the need for a sports physical for those who want to play a sport during the summer and upcoming school year.

“This day avoids parents having to take time off work or from summer activities,” said Maj. (Dr.) Peter Easter, 56th MDOS pediatric clinic chief. “Since it’s all joined into one day, it will be a more comprehensive appointment than scheduling individual appointments.”

Each child will have a 20-minute appointment that will include the classes, physicals and vaccinations.

To book an appointment, call the appointment line at 623-856-2273. Appointments are on a first come, first served basis.




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