& Sports Physicals
Keeping Kids Healthy!
The well-child visit at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics recommends that your child gets well-child visits to help keep them healthy. During a visit your child's provider will perform a physical exam, give any vaccines that are due, check your child's growth and development, and may test vision and hearing depending on age.
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What to expect during your well-child visit.
A well-child visit is a chance to get regular updates about your child’s health and development. This is also your best opportunity to bring up any concerns you have about your child’s growth and development, especially if your child is not reaching important milestones. At your well-child visit, your child’s provider will:
- Determine whether your child has any health concerns
- Talk about illness prevention, diet and physical fitness, and health and safety issues
- Provide support for your child’s overall health well-being
- Talk through health information and answer any questions you might have
Regular well-child visits create strong, trustworthy relationships between you, your child, and your provider.
The early years of a child’s life are important to their lifelong health and development. This team approach is beneficial to identify and prevent potential issues that could compromise your child’s physical, mental, and social health.
Even if your child isn’t due for vaccines, we recommend you continue to take them to a well-child visit. Well-child visits give your child’s provider a chance to find and treat any concerns early. It’s also a good time for you to ask questions you have about your child’s health, such as development, behavior, sleep, or prevention.
Sports physicals at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.
Sports physicals help to ensure that your student athlete is healthy and physically ready to safely play in their chosen sport.
The Committee on Sports Medicine of the Iowa Medical Society has updated the Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation form starting with the 2022-2023 sports seasons. The form was updated and revised for the participants in Iowa High School Athletics in order to be most current in best practices of screening and identifying health concerns of the student athlete that are relevant to their safe participation.
The updated form highlights changes in regards to:
- Expanded format; current form is 4 pages compared to previous form which was 2 pages
- Mental health screening
- Expanded adolescent safety questions
- Updated health questions and physical examination
- Confidentiality and format changes
Getting your Sports Physical at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics.
Sports physicals can now be done during a well-child visit at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. To download the form and complete your portion prior to the appointment, click the button below.