Going to a pediatrician for a sports exam is an easy way to make sure that your child is ready and able to participate in sports. During their visit, the pediatrician will perform a variety of measurements and observations pertaining to height and weight, blood pressure, vision, and health of the lungs and heart.
In addition to these standard physical assessments, the pediatrician will also ask some questions about your child’s health. They may inquire about previous injuries, allergies, and previous hospitalizations. They will likely also ask about family history to learn if they are at risk for conditions such as asthma, heart disease, and epilepsy. By combining a detailed medical history with a thorough physical exam, your pediatrician can help your child avoid serious health problems while participating in sports.
During your child’s sports physical, you may also want to ask any questions that you may have. You should also make sure to inform your pediatrician if your child is on any medications or has had any problems with breathing. Even minor concerns can be of great significance when a body is put under pressure.
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Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your child’s sports physical, get it done several weeks before it’s needed just in case there are any concerns that need follow up. Although most sports physicals reveal a clean bill of health, when it comes to your child, it’s best to take all necessary steps to ensure their safety. Contact our pediatric clinic today to learn more about sports exams and to schedule an appointment.