Sports Physical Specialist

Family Health Center of Bastrop

Multi-Specialty Medical Group in Bastrop & Smithville, TX

When your child wants to participate in competitive sports, a sports physical ensures they are healthy enough to play and enjoy their new activity. The team at Family Health Center of Bastrop offers quality sports physicals to children and young adults at their offices in Bastrop and Smithville, Texas. To schedule a sports physical, call or book an appointment online today.

Sports Physical Q & A

What is a sports physical?

A sports physical is a health evaluation to ensure that your child is healthy enough to play a competitive sport. Many sports leagues require children of a specific age to have a physical exam before registering for organized activities, such as soccer, basketball, football, hockey, or other high-impact sport. 

If your child has a chronic illness, like diabetes or asthma, your provider may develop a plan of care with recommended guidelines to ensure they are safe while playing. Just because they have a pre-existing medical condition doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy sports or increased activity. 

The providers at Family Health Center of Bastrop perform a comprehensive sports physical and complete any required paperwork during your visit. They are proud to have offered quality sports physicals for several years, ensuring the children and young adults in their community play safely every season.

What does a sports physical entail?

During your child’s sports physical, the team gets an accurate picture of their health by:

  • Taking your vital signs, including blood pressure and oxygen level
  • Measuring your height and weight
  • Completing a hearing and vision assessment
  • Collecting a health history and family history 
  • Checking your heart rhythm using an electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Evaluating your reflexes, coordination, and balance
  • Assessing any current health conditions or physical limitations

The provider also listens to their lungs, heart, and abdomen and evaluates them for signs of any conditions that may make increased activity unsafe. If their sports physical reveals any concerning symptoms, the team may recommend a follow-up visit. 

What do I need to do to prepare for a sports physical?

You can prepare your child or young adult for a sports physical by letting them know what to expect. You may also: 

  • Have them dress in light, flexible clothing 
  • Let them eat and drink per their usual schedule 
  • Bring a list of their regular medications 
  • Bring any required paperwork 
  • Bring their immunization record 

If you have any concerns about your child’s safety equipment, such as helmets or protective pads, you could bring them to your appointment so your provider can ensure they fit correctly. 

For a comprehensive sports physical, call or schedule an appointment online with the Family Health Center of Bastrop today.