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School Physicals

Texas Primary Care Associates

School And Sports Physicals Specialist

Children need different types of physical examinations as they grow for different reasons, and each one — such as a school physical or a sports physical — requires a different focus and assessment. Texas Primary Care Associates in Longview, Texas, provides every type of physical exam your child may need. Our ability to engage children, combined with our pediatric experience, ensures a comprehensive exam and the peace of mind of knowing your child is healthy. 

What does a school physical entail?

The start of a new school year is also an excellent time to schedule an annual physical to assess growth and development. A school physical includes the following:

  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Immunizations
  • Allergy assessment
  • Height and weight check
  • Posture assessment
  • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat exam
  • Head, scalp, and skin
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How are sports physicals different from other exams?

Every student in Texas who wants to participate in a sport — or some other extracurricular activities, like cheerleading — must have a pre-participation sports physical. They’ll also need a physical clearing to return to athletic activities if they’ve suffered an injury or illness.

A sports exam includes a review of the child’s medical history and a complete examination, just like any other physical. After covering the basics, the rest of the physical focuses on making sure your child is healthy enough to participate in sports without being at risk for injury.

Texas Primary Care Associates looks for any signs of inflammation or pain and evaluates bones, muscles, and joints for flexibility and strength. Our determine whether your child has any past or present injury, illness, or health condition that might worsen during athletic activities.

Examples of health concerns that may affect your child’s sports participation include skin infections, head injuries, unexplained fainting, viral infections, and previous fractures and sprains that haven’t healed.