Physicals – School, Sports, Camp
We offer school, sports and camp physicals for students throughout the year as needed. Students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a school entry health examination completed within one year before enrollment.
Sports physicals are largely required by athletic leagues and schools − and for good reason. They raise awareness of any issues that may interfere with your child’s ability to participate in a sport. Your healthcare provider can identify areas that may be prone to injury and suggest tips and exercises to avoid future problems.
What to Expect
Physicians will check your athlete’s vitals, joints, and flexibility. They’ll also check your athlete’s vision and do a short fitness assessment to diagnose and recommend any possible limitations on physical activity.
- Vitals check – We'll check your child's pulse and blood pressure to ensure proper vitals. We'll also document his or her weight and height, since growth spurts and weight changes can place added stress on joints, muscles, and bones.
- Eye exam – An eye exam checks for proper vision and evaluates whether your child needs prescription lenses or if his or her current prescription needs to be adjusted.
- Fitness assessment – We’ll examine your child’s heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat. We'll check his or her cardiovascular system and recommending any limitations on physical activity.
- Joints and flexibility check – By testing your child’s strength, flexibility, posture, and joints, we can identify any areas that may be prone to injury as well as suggest potential exercises and tips to help build a healthier body.
- Medical history review – A medical history is just as important as a medical examination. Knowing about any past illnesses, surgeries, or conditions, such as asthma or chest pains, will help diagnose problems and prevent complications in the future.