“Great experience. The doctor was great with my 11 year old son for his sports physical.”
– Ford M.
Primarily, a sports physical only checks for problems as they relate to playing a sport. For example, the doctor looks to see if your child has a healthy heart and lungs, so he or she will not get hurt on the field.
However, in a regular physical examination, the doctor considers more aspects of your child’s well-being, including overall health. These can include less vital problems, such as skin issues, that do not affect an athlete’s performance. Additionally, annual well-visits include a regular physical exam. Overall, a physical exam is performed to ensure your child doesn’t have any medical conditions that could cause a future problem.
During the physical, the doctor and his staff will ask about your child’s medical history to see if he or she is at risk for certain conditions. Additionally, they will check your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and vision to make sure there are no pre-existing issues or concerns.
If you have had a well-visit in our office within the last year, we have the ability to complete a sports physical form as well. All aspects of the sports physical are included as part of the well-exam.