A sports physical is a great way to ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in their favorite activities. Jilly Vidyasagaran, MD, of Fairmont Pediatrics offers expert sports physicals at both of her offices, located in La Porte and Pasadena, Texas. Whether your sports league requires an exam, or you want to make sure your child is healthy enough to play, call the practice or schedule an appointment online.
A sports physical is a specialized exam required by many schools and youth sports programs that ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in certain physical activities.
As your child’s pediatrician, Dr. Vidyasagaran is qualified to assess and clear them for play. She and the team at Fairmont Pediatrics complete the required paperwork the same day as your sports physical.
During a sports physical, Dr. Vidyasagaran and her team:
The sports physical is a basic assessment that is not as complete as an annual checkup but is enough to ensure safety during sports play. If this assessment reveals any cause for concern, Dr. Vidyasagaran may recommend a follow-up visit.
If your child has medical problems, such as asthma or diabetes, Dr. Vidyasagaran is the best one to determine which activities are best for them.
Having an existing medical condition doesn’t necessarily mean your child can’t participate in sports, but they may need to follow certain guidelines to keep them healthy as they play.
As a parent, you can help prepare for your child’s sports physical by:
Sports physicals ensure your child is as safe and healthy as possible when they play the sport they love. Whether your little one is playing tee ball for the first time, or your college athlete is paying his way through college, a sports physical is an essential step in preparing for their season.
To schedule a sports physical, call the office or book an appointment online with Fairmont Pediatrics.