It’s that time of year to get your child’s sports physical to ensure that he or she is healthy enough to participate in school activities. This vital exam does not take long to complete and is usually quite affordable, in addition to giving you some peace of mind. Your child’s pediatrician or a naturopathic physician can perform pediatric sports physicals in Everett.
During this exam, the medical practitioner will look for anything that might increase your child’s risk of injury during a particular sport or negatively affect their overall health. A sports physical should be performed annually since young bodies are growing all the time and changing just as quickly. The examination also serves as a record of these changes and provides a time to assess issues that may have developed over the past year. It is beneficial to the physician if you offer information about your family history and your child’s medical history for the past 12 months. This includes the dates of illnesses and injuries, the treatments that were initiated and who treated the child.
Your healthcare provider will complete family history, medical history, vision exam, musculoskeletal and height and weight evaluations, as well as cardiac screening and blood pressure and pulse rate testing as part of the sports physical. This is not the same as an annual health exam and should be treated separately. Ideally, the same physician should perform this exam each year to maintain consistency and accuracy of information.
Schedule an appointment for your child’s yearly pediatric sports physicals in Everett today by calling McQuinn Naturopathic at (425) 905-2487. We have the experience and skill to provide a thorough examination to make sure that your child is healthy enough to participate in school sports this year.