As most parents know, sports physicals are required by the school system for participation in most sports-related activities. While many schools and walk-in clinics offer special sports physicals, these do not take the place of your child’s annual well exam, which should be performed by your Primary Care Provider. An annual well exam ensures that your child is healthy and developing mentally and physically, as they should. You can learn more about the reasons your child needs an annual well exam here.
As a Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home, we encourage our patients to come to us for their physicals to ensure a complete, detailed exam including the specialized history and musculoskeletal exam required for a sports physical. If your child has had a well exam in our office within the past 12 months, we can most often complete the TSSAA form without a separate appointment being required.
These forms can generally be completed and ready for pick-up in approximately 24 to 48 hours after the parent portion has been completed. If your child has not had a recent physical, we will be delighted to schedule him or her for a well exam. The TSSAA form can be completed during this visit. TSSAA forms can be downloaded here, or they can additionally be picked up in our office.
The 2015-16 TSSAA Constitution and Bylaws dated July 7, 2015 Section 10 can be found by clicking here. Page 13 of the 68 page document reflects: