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Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals services offered in Missouri City, TX

If your child needs a sports physical to prepare for their upcoming sports season, Sugar Land Pediatrics in Missouri City, Texas, has them covered. Board-certified pediatrician Senait Adebo, MD, FAAP, offers comprehensive sports physicals to make sure your child meets the health requirements to safely play and participate in their favorite activities. Call the office or schedule your child’s next physical online today.

Sports Physicals Q&A

What are sports physicals?

Sports physicals include medical evaluations that screen for injuries, illnesses, and diseases that may require treatment before your child can safely participate in sports activities. Dr. Adebo is highly trained in sports physicals and has many years of experience providing pediatric care.

At Sugar Land Pediatrics, she can screen for health conditions that can make playing sports difficult or unsafe for your child and tailor treatment plans to help improve their health status.

Does my child need sports physicals?

Your child may need a sports physical to play school-sponsored sports. These physicals are often required by schools as a safety measure to ensure children don’t have a medical condition that can affect their ability to play sports.

Sports physicals screen for fractures, head injuries, heart conditions, asthma, and more. In many cases, if your child has a medical problem, getting treated for it can clear them to play in competitions.

What should I expect during sports physicals?

During sports physicals at Sugar Land Pediatrics, Dr. Adebo asks questions about your child’s medical history, possible symptoms, lifestyle habits, the sports they play, and their medications. She may also check their blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.

Then, Dr. Adebo examines your child’s breathing, heartbeat, throat, abdomen, and more to gain information about their general health. She may recommend they undergo heart-function tests, allergy or asthma tests, X-rays, blood tests, urine tests, or other diagnostic tests if they’re at risk of a medical problem. 

What happens after sports physicals?

If your child is in good health and it’s safe for them to participate in sports, Dr. Adebo signs the required physical forms and gives you a copy. If your child needs care for a medical problem, she can treat minor injuries or provide the next steps for treatment. Treating injuries or using an inhaler is sometimes all that’s needed to clear your child to train.

If your child needs care from a specialist to treat a heart problem, cancer, or another complex medical issue, Dr. Adebo refers you to a highly trained provider who can help.

Many school-aged children and teens need a sports physical every year to ensure they remain healthy and strong enough for sports participation. 

To book a sports physical for your child, call Sugar Land Pediatrics or schedule an appointment online today.