Children in Texas need sports physicals before they can play any type of school sport. At Botany Wellness, board-certified physician Jennifer Ukwu, MD, offers sports physicals to help her patients get the documentation they need to start playing sports. Sports physicals can ensure you’re healthy enough to join a sports team safely, so never skip this vital exam. Call the Pearland, Texas, office or book an appointment online now.
Sports physicals are preparticipation exams that determine if you can play sports safely. The state of Texas requires all student-athletes to undergo sports physicals once a year. Most student-athletes schedule their sports physical about six weeks before the sports practice sessions start.
This type of physical exam can be helpful even if you’re not a student, as it can allow you to start a new sport without fear or worry.
There are two main focuses in a sports physical, including:
Medical history also covers your family medical history, particularly in relation to inherited diseases and risk of chronic conditions.
In addition, Dr. Ukwu discusses sports safety with you. This includes valuable tips about getting enough hydration, wearing the proper protective gear, warming up before sports, and sports recovery.
Dr. Ukwu completes and signs your pre-participation paperwork at the end of your sports physical. This health assessment is valid for one year.
If Dr. Ukwu discovers a health problem during your sports physical, don’t panic. She wants you to be able to enjoy your chosen sport safely, and she’s here to help you correct health issues. You might just need something simple, like a medication adjustment, to pass the next sports physical and play sports safely.
Sports physicals are a cash-only service. Book your sports physical online or call the Botany Wellness office today.