Smart Care Pediatrics

Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals services offered in Talladega, AL

Attending sports physicals is the best way to ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in sports safely. At Smart Care Pediatrics in Talladega, Alabama, our providers offer comprehensive sports physicals for children and patients up to age 21 years. Call the office to schedule a sports physical or book one online today.

What are sports physicals?

Sports physicals are medical evaluations that allow your child’s provider to detect or rule out medical problems that could cause issues during sports participation. Your child’s school or sports team often requires sports physicals before training for or playing in sporting events, for your child’s safety. If so, make sure to bring the required sports physical form with you to your child’s Smart Care Pediatrics appointment.

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What happens after a sports physical?

After a sports physical, your child’s Smart Care Pediatrics provider signs off on the appropriate sports physical forms. They could first recommend treatment or an evaluation by a specialist to minimize your child’s risk of health issues during sports participation.

What happens during sports physicals?

During sports physicals at Smart Care Pediatrics, your child’s specialist often completes the following:

Vital signs check

Your child’s provider assesses their body weight, height, and body mass index (BMI). They also evaluate blood pressure, pulse, or other vital signs.

Medical history review

During a medical history review, a Smart Care Pediatrics specialist asks questions about your child’s past medical history, family history of disease, medication regimen, lifestyle habits, and symptoms they may have.

Physical exam

A provider also completes a physical exam to look for signs of an illness, injury, or disease. They evaluate your child’s eyes, ears, throat, breathing, heartbeat, reflexes, and more.

Diagnostic tests as needed

If necessary, your child’s Smart Care Pediatrics specialist may recommend a urine test, blood test, allergy or asthma testing, X-rays, heart-function tests, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out possible medical problems.

How often does my child need a sports physical?

Your child should have a sports physical each year if they play sports. Check with their school or coach to find out when the results of sports physicals are due. You can always schedule a visit with the specialists at Smart Care Pediatrics if you suspect your child has an illness, disease, or injury that may affect their ability to safely participate in sports. To schedule a sports physical for your child, call the Smart Care Pediatrics office or use the online booking tab today.

801 North St E, Talladega, AL 35160.

Hours of Operation

Monday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday:8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday:9:00 AM – 12:00 PM