Why you should schedule your child's sports physical now

Beat the fall rush with the help of UT Physicians

HOUSTON - School will be starting soon, and if your kids will be playing sports, getting a sports physical for them is an important step.  

UT Physicians has more than 2,000 clinicians certified in more than 80 medical specialties. They provide specialty care for the entire family and help patients needing urgent and highly specialized or complex care. UT Physicians is helping Houston Life viewers with a special for sports physicals.

HOUSTON LIFE SPECIAL

What: Sports physicals are available for $19 for children ages 4-18.
When:  From now until September 1, 2019.
Where: At select UT Physicians clinics, click here to see all locations available.
To schedule an appointment: Call 888-4UT-DOCS or click here

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AT WHAT AGE SHOULD A SPORTS PHYSICAL BE SCHEDULED?

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A sports physical should be scheduled as soon as a child plans to participate in a sport. Most children get their first physical at ages 10 – 12. It's important to schedule a physical at least 6 weeks before the first scheduled practice.

DID YOU KNOW?

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Sports physicals are require by law in some states.

BENEFITS OF A SPORTS PHYSICAL

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  • Address medical issues that may be undetected
  • Gives assurance athlete's healthy to participate
  • Opportunity to establish a medical home
  • Receive advice from physician on avoiding injuries

WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF A SPORTS PHYSICAL?

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  • Medical history of the athlete
  • Family history
  • Social and developmental history
  • List of medications
  • Physical exam and cardiovascular evaluation

CAUSES OF DISQUALIFICATIONS OF AN ATHLETE FROM SPORTS PARTICIPATIONS

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Severe valve disease, cardiomyopathy, some arrhythmias and acute cardia injury are a few to name, but any condition that cannot be controlled puts the athletes at risk of injury or death, or endangers their teammates/competitors.

To schedule an appointment or for more information call 888-4UT-DOCS or click here.

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