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Is your child one of the 45 million Americans, high school age and under, that plays at least one organized sport? In Fairfax, VA, Dr. Kenneth Kim offers children's sports physicals to assist families in complying with school, club, and camp regulations and give parents peace of mind that their children are ready for strenuous activity.
First of all, your pediatrician wants to ensure your child is healthy. Accordingly, Dr. Kim will perform a head to toe physical assessment, checking:
- Height, weight, growth, and Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Vital signs: blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and body temperature
- Posture (and assessing for scoliosis)
- Strength, range of motion, joint function, and coordination
- Management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, allergies, seizure disorders, and asthma
- Medical, medication, surgical, and injury history
Finally, Dr. Kim and his staff will update your child's immunizations as needed, complete their shot records, and fill out any forms required by the school or organization.
Health and Safety First
The pre-participation sports physical makes sure a child is healthy enough to play sports. It also gives the child, parent, and doctor opportunities to ask questions about safety, proper equipment, nutrition, conditioning, and more.
At Kenneth J. Kim Pediatrics in Fairfax, VA, Dr. Kim and
his staff fully support the many health and psycho-social benefits of athletic participation. They'll fully partner with your family to ensure kids have the best, and healthiest, experience possible.
Call our Fairfax Office Today!
If it's time for a children's sports physical, call Kenneth J. Kim Pediatrics today for an appointment. We have ample office hours Monday through Fridays. Phone (703) 246-0022.
Your child may need a sports physical if he or she will be participating in an individual or team sport that is recreational or competitive. Sports physicals ensure your child is healthy and in good physical condition to participate in athletic activities. Sports physicals also give your child’s pediatrician an opportunity to identify potential health concerns, such as asthma, that could be problematic while participating in sports. At Kenneth J Kim Pediatrics, Dr. Kenneth Kim is your pediatrician for children’s sports physicals in Fairfax, VA.
Sports physicals include a thorough physical examination. This allows the pediatrician to verify your child is in good physical health and has not developed a health condition that would be aggravated by participation in sports. While your child is being examined, the doctor might advise you about how best to prevent incurring injuries while playing sports. In Fairfax, VA, children’s sports physicals include an examination of the following:
- Lungs and breathing
- Pulse and heartbeat
- Blood pressure
In addition to a thorough physical examination, the doctor will inquire about your child’s daily physical activity and dietary habits to make sure everything is normal. Other things the doctor might ask about include whether your child is taking any medications; has any allergies; is experiencing any unusual symptoms, such as chest pain or dizziness; or if there is a history of serious injury or illness.
A sports physical is needed to ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in sports. In many cases, a sports physical is required by the school or organization sponsoring the sport. Without a current physical, your child might not be able to play. In Fairfax, VA, children’s sports physicals are available at Kenneth J Kim Pediatrics. To schedule a physical for your child with Dr. Kim, call the office at (703) 246-0022.