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Sports Physicals Specialist

Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc

Primary Care Practice located in Forney, TX

Playing sports is all fun and games until you get hurt or can’t perform because of an illness. Whether your child is a football or basketball star, a cheerleader, or an avid runner, Renee Harwell, APRN, MSN, CPNP-PC, and her team at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc in Forney, Texas, can provide your child with a sports physical to make sure they can play safely. Book a sports physical for your child’s upcoming season by calling Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc or using the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.

Sports Physicals Q&A

What physicals are offered?

Physicals offered by Pediatric Kare Kilinic are:

  • Sports physicals
  • Camp physicals
  • Special Olympic physicals

The ultimate goal of all physicals is to ensure your child is healthy and ready for any activity they may need to prepare for.

What is a sports physical?

A sports physical is a medical examination your child should get when they start playing a new sport or at the beginning of the sports season. The goal of a sports physical is to make sure your child is physically healthy and able to play the sport safely and with minimal risk of injury.

If the provider identifies a health complication that could interfere with the sport, they may be able to prescribe treatments and medications before your season begins that will keep your child safe and able to play. 

For example, if your child is having trouble breathing after cardio because of asthma, the team at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc can prescribe your child an inhaler to use when they need it. 

If the team sees signs of complications, it doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t play. The provider might request a follow-up exam or further testing for a more comprehensive look at your child’s health. They might also refer you to a specialist who can better treat your child before they start playing the sport. 

Who should get a sports physical?

Anyone who leads an active lifestyle or plays a specific sport can benefit from getting a sports physical before they participate. Children and teens are typically required to get a sports physical before they play club sports or sports at school. 

If your child participates in a sport, they will likely come home with all of the required paperwork you need to bring to their sports physical at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc. 

What is included in a sports physical?

There are several components included in each sports physical. They involve lots of tests and evaluations, including:

  • Recording your height and weight
  • Blood pressure check
  • Pulse check
  • Vision exam
  • Physical exam of your lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
  • Physical evaluation of your posture, flexibility, reflexes, etc.

Before the examination component, your provider gathers information about your child’s health and medical history. They ask about past injuries, past illnesses, family illnesses, current medications, and other factors that could influence their ability to play. If your child wears glasses, please be sure to bring them to the appointment.

To book a sports physical for your child, call Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc or use the online scheduling tool today.