As children grow, it’s important for their pediatrician to be able to monitor them as well as make sure they’re prepared to safely participate in any sports or physical activities that they may want. School physicals are the best way for your child’s pediatrician to help keep your child strong and healthy throughout the school year. Your pediatricians at Downers Grove Pediatrics in Downers Grove, and Bolingbrook, IL, are here to explain why school physicals are important and how they can get your child ready for the year.
School Physicals and Your Child
When you take your child for their school physical at their pediatrician’s office in Downers Grove, and Bolingbrook, IL, there are a few things that you can expect. Their doctor will measure their height, record their weight, and check their blood pressure to see if they are progressing as they should. They will also check their eyes, lungs, ears, heart, and flexibility to see if there are any issues that may need to be addressed. If your child is due for any vaccinations, their pediatrician will also take this time to update that and make sure your child is healthy and protected from any future harm.
Taking your child for a school physical is a way to ensure that any developmental changes are being monitored and that your child is healthy and there aren’t any underlying issues that need to be addressed. Your child should also have a physical if they plan on participating in any sports or physical activities throughout the year so that your pediatrician can make sure they are ready to compete and their chance of injury is minimized.
Visit Your Child’s Pediatrician Today!
Be sure to bring your child in for their school physical before classes start! Contact your pediatricians at Downers Grove Pediatrics in Downers Grove, and Bolingbrook, IL, today! Call (630) 852-4551 for the office in Downers Grove, IL, and (630) 759-9230 for the office in Bolingbrook, IL.