School & Sports Physicals

School & Sports Physicals in Burlington, MA

Did you know that school physicals are required, especially if your child is transferring schools? Did you know sports physicals are also required if your child wants to play a sport? In fact, school and sports physicals are two important services your pediatrician provides.

Why School Physicals Are Important

If your child is transferring to a different school, or enrolling in a new school, your child will need a school physical. School physicals are important because during a school physical, your pediatrician can:

  • Help identify potential medical issues early, so they can be treated
  • Screen for behavioral problems and developmental delays, so they can be monitored and treated
  • Provide recommended and required immunizations to help your child stay healthy
  • Answer any questions you have about your child’s health

Why Sports Physicals Are Important

If your child wants to play a sport, your child will need a sports physical. Sports physicals are important because during a sports physical, your pediatrician can:

  • Identify potential physical problems, to help prevent injuries
  • Determine if your child is healthy enough to play a sport
  • Address any concerns you have about your child playing a sport

What Happens During a School or Sports Physical

School and sports physicals contain a few important steps, including:

  • Recording general information including your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature
  • Performing a comprehensive physical examination including extremities, eyes, ears, nose, throat, and ears
  • Performing a vision and hearing screening
  • Performing a behavioral and developmental screening
  • Ordering laboratory testing and/or imaging studies if necessary

A few steps are added for a sports physical, including an evaluation of your child’s:

  • Muscle strength
  • Breathing
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Reflexes

You want your child to enjoy starting a new school or playing a new sport, so it’s important your child is healthy. Regular school and sports physicals from your pediatrician can help.

Kick off your child’s school year the right way by scheduling their physical exam with us. Call Burlington Pediatrics at our Burlington, MA office at (781) 836-0749 to book your child’s next physical.

Contact Us

To get in touch with us, give us a call at (781) 272-2210

281 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA, 01803

We start answering the phones at 8 am for same day sick appointments.
First appointment is 8:45.

If you have an urgent problem for which you need to speak with a doctor after the office is closed, our only after hours phone number is 781 272 2210. You will be prompted on how to reach our answering service. The on call physician from our office will call you back.

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Sunday mornings urgent visits only. Please page the on call doctor.