The Importance of School and Sports Physicals

School and sports physicals are comprehensive medical examinations Dr. Dana Stewart at Meadows Medical Center in Kokomo, IN, leads to assess a child's overall health and fitness for participation in school or sports activities. Dr. Stewart will thoroughly evaluate your child's vital signs, vision, hearing, heart and lung function, joint flexibility, and overall physical development during the physical. She may also review the child's medical history, including past injuries or medical conditions.

School physicals are typically required before a child starts a new academic year, while sports physicals are necessary before participating in organized sports. We recommend visiting our office for school and sports physicals at least four to six weeks before the start of school or sports season to allow time for any necessary follow-up or clearance.

The Importance of School and Sports Physicals 

School and sports physicals are vital for every young athlete's success, ensuring they're in top physical condition to perform at their best. These comprehensive examinations go beyond the typical check-up, assessing a student's overall health, fitness level, and potential risks for sports-related injuries. Dr. Stewart will examine the athlete's cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal health, and general well-being, helping to identify any underlying conditions or limitations that may affect their performance or safety on the field.

Additionally, school and sports physicals are opportunities for athletes to discuss concerns or symptoms they may be experiencing, allowing for early detection and prevention of health issues. The information gathered during these exams provides coaches, parents, and athletes with valuable insights and personalized recommendations to optimize their sports performance and ensure their safety.

Your Child's Visit: What to Expect

When you arrive for your child's initial consultation with Dr. Stewart for a school and sports physical, expect a warm and welcoming environment. She'll take the time to listen to your child's medical history and concerns or questions. Dr. Stewart will conduct a physical examination, checking your child's height, weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing, and overall health.

She'll assess your child's musculoskeletal system, heart, lungs, and nervous system to ensure they are ready for the rigors of school and sports activities. You can also expect Dr. Stewart to review your child's immunization records and discuss necessary vaccinations. She can offer recommendations on nutrition, sleep, exercise, and safety precautions, tailored to your child's individual needs.

Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions about school and sports physicals in Kokomo, IN, and want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dana Stewart at Meadows Medical Center, call (765) 252-4575.

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