Before your child heads onto the field to start their sports career, you and their coach both need to know that your child is physically capable of withstanding the stress. This means knowing that your child is healthy so the demanding physical activity won’t cause them harm. High Desert Pediatrics offers sports and school physicals to let parents, teachers and coaches rest assured.
School Physical Exams
A physical is designed to ensure your child is able to handle the rigors of a school year and sports activity. As a vital component of pediatric and adolescent health, physicals allow pediatricians to identify potential risk factors and provide recommendations to keep your child healthy. During a physical, we’ll check:
- Blood pressure
- Height and weight
- Heart health
- Ears, nose and throat
- Joint health
- Strength and flexibility
Arranging for a physical exam before the school year begins will not only allow students to immediately begin their sports routine when school starts; it gives parents a chance to address issues such as vision or breathing that may require glasses, inhalers or additional medical attention.
Full Pediatric Care Available
Once you’ve been assured your child’s in good health, you want them to stay that way. High Desert Pediatrics has a full range of pediatric care available. Children grow and change with every stage of development; our board-certified pediatricians are experts in every stage of growth. We’ll be able to work with you and your family no matter what your child’s age.
Even if you’re handling numerous responsibilities, you can still contact our pediatricians to address any concerns you may have about your child’s health. Contact us today to make an appointment!