Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Get Your Kids’ Sports Physical at Our Medical Clinic

The school year will be starting up again, which means students will be preparing for their sports programs. Whether your child is playing football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, or any other sports activity, they will need to undergo a sports physical exam.

At our southwest Houston medical clinic, our doctors conduct physical examinations for our young patients to ensure they are healthy enough to get on the field or the court. Kids are not allowed to compete in school sports if they have not received and passed their physical examination.

WHAT WE CHECK FOR DURING SPORTS PHYSICALS

The physical exam checks for various ailments that the student may have. Checking the heart and pulse rate, respiratory system, blood pressure, and the body temperature helps make certain there are no problems in the heart or lungs. Checking for hernias is also a necessity to ensure the student doesn’t further injure themselves. Hernias are a common problem for student-athletes.

Hernias take place when an organ or other piece tissue gets through a weakened part of the muscle, typically in the abdomen area. Hernias are usually located in the abdomen, but can also take place in the groin, upper thigh, and even the belly button area. Playing with a hernia can worsen the problem, which can lead to extreme pain and possible surgery.

At Medinet Family Care Clinic, our medical staff aims to ensure kids are healthy and ready for sports. If they aren’t, we help to make sure they are able to get back on the field or the court and performing at a competitive level.

During the sports physical for school, our physician will also go over a medical questionnaire to make certain kids aren’t at a high risk for certain physical ailments, which could be life-threatening, like a heart attack.

GET YOUR CHILD’S SPORTS PHYSICAL TODAY

If your child is planning to compete in sports this year at school, then contact our medical clinic in southwest Houston and schedule their sports physical appointment. We look forward to helping your child prepare for the following season in whatever sport they are playing.

You Might Also Enjoy...

How to Prevent Asthma Attacks this Spring

Outdoor events, blooming trees, and spring cleaning can also mean asthma sufferers are at greater risk of dangerous attacks. Taking certain precautions in the springtime can help you avoid distress.

Best Exercises for Patients With Diabetes

Exercise can help you manage diabetes by helping with your day-to-day energy and sleep. Plus, it’s a proven way to lower blood pressure and stabilize your blood sugar. Here are some of the top ways to add activity to your life.

5 Conditions Easily Diagnosed and Treated Via Telehealth

Have you ever gone through the motions of visiting a doctor and wondered if you both could have saved a lot of time by just talking on the phone? Stop wondering. It’s called telehealth, and it works for all kinds of minor medical problems.

5 Ways to Manage Diabetes Through the Holidays

Are you worried about maintaining control over your blood sugar over the holidays? Sticking to your diabetes eating plan can be hard when there are so many delicious things to enjoy. Here’s how to manage.