When clearing a child to play sports, our goal is to get them safely out on the field or court to have fun and stay active. A sports physical therefore includes a detailed history of your child’s health as well as any pertinent family medical history and a thorough medical exam. After the exam, we will also highlight some important safety reminders specific to your child’s sport. For example, we may discuss hydration, sun protection and/or helmet use.
Most of the time, the child will be cleared to play with no concerns. However, if there is a concern found by the Pediatrician, the clearance form will be held for signature pending further evaluation. Usually, evaluations by specialists can be arranged quickly. All of the Pediatricians at Parsi Pediatrics have excellent relationships with pediatric specialists in San Antonio and can expedite evaluations if needed. Our goal is to support healthy, active lifestyles. Book your sports physical with one of our Board Certified Pediatricians today.