Competing in sports takes a lot of physical effort; children need to be in good health to participate. Schools require a sports physical to be completed before allowing a child to join in. High Desert Pediatrics understands how important sports participation is for athletic children. We offer sports and school physicals to ensure your child is able to play when it’s game time.
Why a Sports Physical?
Active sports competition demands a lot from the human body. If a child has an undiagnosed medical condition like asthma, the activity could trigger a severe reaction. Knowing that a child is in good health allows coaches to include them in the game without worrying that something could pop up at any moment.
Sports physicals examine a child to measure:
- Blood pressure
- Height and weight
- Ears, nose and throat
- Strength and flexibility
- Joint health
- Heart health
This also gives our board-certified pediatricians a chance to address any parental concerns, discuss potential risk factors and offer advice for athletic activity.
Working With You
Back-to-school is a busy time for parents; it can be difficult to schedule a convenient time to bring your child in for their sports physical. High Desert Pediatrics will do everything we can to work with your schedule so your children can get their sports physical. We provide complete pediatric care, so you never have to wonder where to bring your children for illnesses, minor injuries or wellness checks. Contact us today to schedule your child’s sports physical!