Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Children participating in band, sports, dance, cheer or other vigorous activity should have annual sports physicals. At Pontchartrain Pediatrics we conduct a complete physical exam that includes:

  • taking your child's vitals and measurements
  • checking your child's vision and hearing
  • performing a complete blood count and urinalysis
  • ordering a screening EKG, in some cases

Our goals and objectives for conducting a complete sports physical are:

  • Determine that the athlete is in general good health.
  • Assess the athlete's present fitness level.
  • Detect conditions that predispose the athlete to new injuries.
  • Evaluate any existing injuries of the athlete.
  • Detect congenital anomalies that increase the athlete's risk of injury.
  • Detect poor preparticipation conditioning that may put the athlete at increased risk.

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