Sports Physical Specialist

Miracle Mile Pediatrics -  - Pediatrician

Miracle Mile Pediatrics

Pediatricians located in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, CA

The doctors at Miracle Mile Pediatrics have extensive experience providing comprehensive sports physical examination services at her practice in the Miracle Mile neighborhood, helping patients from throughout Los Angeles, CA, ensure they're healthy enough for sports participation and identifying issues that require treatment in order to avoid possible medical issues associated with extreme activity.

Sports Physical Q&A

What is a sports physical?

A sports physical is an examination that helps ensure your child is ready and able to participate in the sport or activity of their choosing. Sports physicals are often ordered by a school or other sports organization prior to participation to document your child's health and his or her ability to participate safely in a sport.

Why are sports physicals important?

Sports physicals not only help ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in a sport, but they can also help identify potentially serious issues that should be addressed prior to participation. Your child's enjoyment of a sport and his or her ability to participate fully depends on good health. A sports physical ensures your child's health is optimized for the sport so they can avoid injury while optimizing their performance.

Is a sports physical the same as an annual physical?

No, sports physicals differ from annual physicals because they focus more on evaluating physical health and wellness in terms of the sport your child is interested in and its demands on physical health. For instance, a sports physical will focus in part on the health and function of the joints and muscles to ensure your child can participate fully and to achieve maximum benefits and enjoyment, plus it can help identify the need for special accommodations that can help a child with special needs participate as well. Plus, during a sports physical, your child will receive important tips that can help him or her avoid injury and become a better athlete over time. Annual physicals are more comprehensive and are used to evaluate overall health, as well as determine the need for vaccines and other preventive care. Of course, a sports physical does include some of the same assessments as an annual physical, such as height, weight and blood pressure readings and evaluations of the heart and lungs.

 

Insurance

Below is a list of the insurance providers that our practice accepts. Please call our office if you have any questions.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Assurant Health
Blue Shield
Cigna
Health Net
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
Oscar Health Insurance Co.
UnitedHealthcare