Most teams now require a "sports check up" to make sure that your child is healthy enough to participate in sports. When these exams are done in an outside facility, there is often no screening for other issues related to genetics and lifestyle. In our Teen Zone a comprehensive check up provides screening for scoliosis, urine problems, anemia, hearing loss, vision changes, and other medical issues in addition to the requirements of a sports check up. While our Teen Zone Providers can screen for sports eligibility as part of a well teen check up, the reverse is not true.
To read more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say about sports physicals please go to (scroll to page2): American Academy of Pediatrics