Overcoming Autism's Sensory Struggles: Finding The Right Vitamins

4 Things To Bring To Your Child's Sports Physical

If your child is interested in playing sports for the school or for a local league, there is a good chance that he or she is required to have a sports physical done. Even if this isn't a requirement for the league, it is a smart thing to do to ensure that your child is healthy enough to play sports. Regardless, you will need to bring a few things along when your child has his or her physical done, so make sure that you have these things with you when you go.

1. Medical History

You might take your child to a different physician for his or her sports physical, so it's important to have a copy of your child's medical records sent to this new physician. Then, the doctor can check for information about prior injuries or illnesses that might get in the way of him or her playing sports. This can also give the doctor an idea of what to pay special attention to during the examination.

2. List of Medication

If your child takes any medication, including both over-the-counter and prescription medications and supplements, then the doctor should know about it. Some medications can cause symptoms that could interfere while your child is playing sports, such as medication that might cause shortness of breath. The physician can assess your child's health and the list of medication to look for any potential problems.

3. Information About Prior Injuries

If your child has been injured but has not been treated by a medical professional for it, such as if he or she has sprained an ankle or suffered from a nasty fall, you should mention it to the sports medicine doctor. Then, the doctor can check your child for any lingering problems and can ensure that your child can participate in sports safely.

4. School or League Medical Slip

Your child's school or sports league might have sent home a medical slip for the doctor to fill out. Make sure that you bring it along to the appointment to ensure that your child has all of the documents that he or she needs to play.

A sports physical should be relatively quick and easy, but it will help provide peace of mind and ensure that your child stays safe this sports season. If you bring these four things, you can help make sure that the physical is thorough and easy. For more information, contact Dr. Lisa M. Schoene or a similar medical professional.

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Overcoming Autism's Sensory Struggles: Finding The Right Vitamins

Having a child on the autism spectrum poses all kinds of unique challenges that can sometimes be very difficult. The sensory issues that often accompany spectrum disorders can mean that even everyday things like taking vitamins may be a serious struggle. For my son, it's both texture and taste that pose challenges for him, which made finding a vitamin supplement very difficult. After experimenting with many different brands, styles, and flavors, I have found what does and doesn't work for various sensory issues that he has. I've created this site to share our experiences in the hopes that it might help other parents with kids on the spectrum to find a vitamin their child will take.

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