The medical fraternity also refers to a sports physical as a pre-participation physical examination (PPE). These tests are conducted to determine if a child is in an excellent physical condition to take part in sports activities. Additionally, as a parent, it will help if you consult a medical professional to assess your child's fitness levels before enrolling them in a new sport or exercise regime. At Healthy Kidz Pediatrics in Mesa, Arizona, we perform sports physicals to ensure your child is ready for strenuous physical activities.
A sports physical focuses mainly on the health history that may directly impact a child's sporting capabilities. It covers all the tests done in an annual physical examination, besides determining the child's abilities to play a sport that requires different levels of competencies.
Sports physical will help determine the following parameters:
The sports physical exam is very much similar to an annual medical checkup but with additional tests connected to playing sports. Dr. Manuel Galvez will concentrate specifically on the health of your child's bones, heart, lungs, and joints. The details of the test include:
If you want to schedule a sports physical for your child, visit our office, Healthy Kidz Pediatrics, at 215 S Power Rd #106, Mesa, AZ 85206. You can also reach us at (480) 214-0051.
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