Did you know that the State of Washington requires children in grade 6 and up to have a sports physical prior to participating in new sports activity or season? Sports physicals help to determine whether it is safe for a child or adolescent to participate in vigorous or competitive physical activity. With the first day of school less than 2 months away, I encourage my families to get their children in for an exam at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the sports season. This allows enough time for a follow-up on health issues that may be identified during the physical.
Together we will go through your medical history, injury history, heart history, check your vital signs and then complete a general exam.
The exam may include checking:
- Blood pressure and pulse
- Weight and height
- Heart, lung, abdomen, ear, nose, and throat
- Posture, joint, and flexibility
A provider will address the following conditions that can restrict participation:
- Knee instability
- Irregular heart rhythm
- Abdominal masses
Schedule a sports physical, kindergarten medical check or well-child check with your pediatrician using MyChart. Or, visit the Saturday Pediatric Care Clinic in Mill Creek and Marysville from 9 am – 3 pm. We are accepting new pediatric patients, including patients insured with Apple Health.
DISCLAIMER: The contents and opinions expressed by Everett Clinic teammates and providers on “A Healthier You” blog and those providing comments are theirs alone and are not a substitute for medical advice. Consult your own provider for personal health recommendations.
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