As summer approaches, be sure to get your child scheduled for a physical. Athletic physicals are required by most schools and are necessary if your child is planning on participating in sports. Due to the recent decision that athletic physicals fit better with the Well Child Check, physicals are no longer offered within the school.
Because of this, we wanted to give a reminder to parents and students to be proactive in thinking about scheduling an appointment for an athletic physical. Our physician’s schedules fill up quickly, so we recommend not waiting till the last minute to schedule as students may have to miss a practice or game if they don’t have their physical done in time.
During their appointment, a child will have a complete head to toe physical. In addition to that, they will also get a complete set of vital signs to include height, weight, BMI, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. The physician will also go over the child’s allergies, medications, immunizations, and past medical history. Physicals also offer a chance to review your child’s social history and a chance for your provider to encourage your child to make healthy lifestyle choices. To schedule an appointment for an athletic physical, you can call our clinic at 476-8100.