Sports Health

School/sports/camp physicals and forms are provided by our general pediatric or adolescent medicine teams (see contact information above).

The sports physical is an annual rite for many students who have to get a check-up to participate in school athletics. It is also a great opportunity to track your child’s health and educate him or her on proper diet and fitness techniques. The purpose of the sports physical is to:

  • Identify medical or musculoskeletal conditions that might make participation in a particular sport unsafe
  • Screen for any previously undetected health problem
  • Assure that any previous injuries have been adequately rehabilitated so that the athlete is not at risk for further injury

Visits can also provide an opportunity to educate athletes and parents about injury prevention, conditioning, and training appropriate for level of physical maturity, as well as healthy nutritional approaches to sport participation.

Make an Appointment

(202) 865-3028