You definitely don’t want to forget to have your kids come in for their annual school physical!
We know that the school year looks a lot different this year. We understand that many kids are still going to school virtually in light of the pandemic. However, you mustn’t brush off that annual school and sports physical with our Falls Church, VA, pediatrician Dr. Maria Sacoto. We are still offering these annual checkups and they are important for children of all ages.
Your Child Still Needs a School Physical
Regardless of whether your child is going into school some days or being taught virtually, they still need a school and sports physical. As our Falls Church, VA, children’s doctor will tell you, these physicals are necessary for all kids and teens, even ones that aren’t participating in sports.
The Benefits of School and Sports Physicals
There are several reasons to schedule your child’s annual sports physical with their pediatrician if you haven’t yet. For one, this keeps your child’s medical history up to date. As pediatricians, we have been trained to spot potential musculoskeletal issues that could affect your child’s ability to play sports or be active. By catching these problems early on we can often provide them with the preventive care they need and ongoing monitoring to prevent injuries or serious complications from occurring.
You should also be keeping your children up to date on vaccines. If you aren’t sure whether your child needs to get vaccinated, give us a call. Especially right now with the COVID19 pandemic, it is incredibly important to provide your child with vaccines that can protect them from serious and potentially deadly viruses that are completely preventable.
It’s a good idea to schedule your child’s school and sports physical with our Falls Church, VA, pediatric team about 6-8 weeks before the school year. Of course, if you’re a little behind it’s okay. The team at Sacoto Pediatrics can still work with your schedule to ensure that your child gets their annual school and sports physical this year before it’s too late.
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