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Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals services offered in West Linn, OR


A sports physical ensures your child is ready to play sports safely with minimal risks of injuries or health events like asthma attacks. Before your child starts their next sports season, pediatrician Badia Jabbour, MD, and the team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, in West Linn, Oregon, can give your child a detailed sports physical and health report. Schedule a sports physical for your child by calling Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or booking online today.

Sports Physicals Q&A

What are sports physicals?

Sports physicals are detailed wellness appointments with your child’s pediatrician. During these visits, the team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, tests many parameters of your child’s health and wellness to ensure they can safely participate in a sport or physical activity. 

If your child has any medical conditions that could limit their ability to play, the team directs you to medical accommodations that may allow your child to safely participate in their favorite physical activities. Some examples include athletic goggles for clear vision or an inhaler to prevent symptoms of exercise-induced asthma. 

The team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, fills out any necessary paperwork throughout the visit that shows your child’s examination results. A school or sports organization may have their own sport-specific physical forms they require your physician to fill out that clear your child to participate. It’s a good idea to check in with your organization before your appointment to bring any required paperwork.

When does my child need a sports physical?

Many schools, extracurricular sports programs, and summer camps require kids and adolescents to get sports physicals before the season starts. You can also opt to get a sports physical for your child before teaching them a new physical activity at home. 

Your child might need to get a sports physical before participating in:

 

  • Football 
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Track and field
  • Soccer
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Gymnastics

 

While sports physicals are often a requirement, any physically active child can benefit from getting them at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC. These physicals should be separate from your child’s other wellness visits. 

What should my child expect during a sports physical?

The team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, is thorough when performing sports physicals and examines your child closely. They might also perform some simple tests and measurements throughout the appointment. 

Generally, a sports physical checks your child’s:

 

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Flexibility
  • Posture
  • Strength
  • Height and weight
  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Lungs
  • Urine
  • Vision

 

The team explains the tests to you in detail as they perform them and can answer your questions throughout the examination.

To schedule a sports physical for your child before they start practice, call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or book online today.

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