SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS

Sports physicals help determine whether it’s safe for a child or adolescent to participate in physical activity.

SCHOOL & SPORT PHYSICALS 

Beach Kids Pediatrics offers school and sports physicals. An up-to-date school physical is required for a child to enter public or private school. The school physical includes an immunization record and medical instructions for children with special health requirements, such as a life threatening food allergy or asthma. 

A sports physical is a medical examination that determines whether it is safe for your child to participate in a sport, camp or activity. Most high school sports require a sports physical for participation. 

WHAT TO EXPECT YOUR CHILD’S PHYSICAL

As your child’s pediatrician, we will have the necessary medical records to complete a sports physical. However, sports physicals are also offered in an urgent care setting if there isn’t time for a scheduled appointment. You can expect the medical professional to ask about the following health conditions:

Any prior fractures, sprains or strains

Concussions screening

Heat related illness

Asthma or exercise induced asthma

Fainting

List of current medications prescription and over-the-counter

During the physical examination the following health assessments will be made:

Height

Weight

Blood Pressure

Respirations

Irregular heartbeat

Flexibility

Muscle strength

Posture/scoliosis screening

Sports physicals are important to determine if there are any underlying conditions or health problems that could affect your teens ability to participate. If your child is ever injured while participating in a sporting event, a completed sports physical will enable a doctor to diagnose an injury or refer your child to the appropriate medical professional for further evaluation.  

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