Sports Physical Exams Specialist Q&A
If you are looking for a school or sports physical for your child(ren), contact ESD Pediatric Group today. Our group of experienced and professional medical staff and pediatricians are available to do annual school, and sports physicals when needed. We have convenient locations to serve you. For more information, call us or request an appointment online.
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What is the difference between a school physical and a sports physical?
What is a sports physical?
What happens during a sports physical?
Where can I get a sports or camp physical in Norwood/Hyde Park or Milford, OH?
A sports physical focuses more on the athlete’s health history and exam as it pertains more to the specific sport(s) they play. We are happy to add the sports physical component to any annual well-child visit that you see us for.
School physicals complete similar details, including the student’s weight, height, and blood pressure, as well as checking the lungs, heart, and spine for curvature, to ensure the child is developing properly for their age, as well as signs of puberty.
A sports physical is often required by any sports team before the child is able to play. These evaluations are done to ensure that your child’s sports participation is healthy and safe for them. We are able to offer guidance on safety and protective gear that may aid in keeping your child athlete healthy. We are also able to provide advice regarding training, diet and lifestyle choices that can help them in their athletic endeavors.
At the sports physical, the child’s height, weight, blood pressure, and vision will be tested.
A focused physical exam will be performed, checking for musculoskeletal and/or sex-specific concerns that could impact safe sports participation.
The pediatrician will review the child’s vaccination record and offer any vaccines that they may not have or need to stay up to date.
It’s a good idea to ensure your child completes a sports physical before they begin any sport, whether it be a sport they are competing in at school or out-of-school sports. Many sports programs even require a sports physical before the child can play. We believe that sports physicals are best performed within a patient’s primary care medical home with health providers who know their history well.
Sports physicals screen for health issues that can become future problems with your child in sports down the road. These sports screenings are completed to ensure your child’s coaches as well as parents or caregivers are fully informed of anything that may be developing within the child, to help protect them during the year.
You can easily complete a simple search on search engines like Bing or Google. However, ESD Pediatric Group serves Norwood/Hyde Park and Milford, OH as well as surrounding areas if you are looking for a pediatric clinic for your children to complete sports, school, and camp physicals.
Our group of medical professionals and pediatricians have years of medical experience behind them. They provide a caring attitude to all of their young patients and want to ensure each patient is taken care of. Our patients’ health and wellness are our top priority when completing school, sports, and camp physicals. We want you to enjoy your time and stay healthy. We have convenient locations to serve you. For more information, call us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Milford OH, Hyde Park OH, Blue Ash OH, Montgomery OH, Loveland OH, and Mt. Orab OH.