Monday, June 27, 2022
With the school year fast approaching, it’s a great time for parents to schedule their children or student athletes for required school or sports physicals.
Student athletes can benefit from visiting with the specially-trained sports medicine doctors at our De Zavala and Hill Country locations. Additionally, our Saturday Clinic offers convenient, walk-in availability for school and sports physicals for patients two years of age and older. If your child is already an established patient, their primary care provider can also complete a school or sports physical examination.
How to schedule
Request an appointment at UT Health De Zavala or call 210-450-6720.
Request an appointment at UT Health Hill Country or call 210-450-6800.
Request an appointment at UT Health Verde Hills or call 210-450-6530.
Every Saturday, walk-in or call 210-450-9180 for an appointment between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the UT Health Medical Arts & Research Center.
What is a school or sports physical?
A physical is the first step in making sure athletes are healthy and ready for any activity. During the appointment, our providers will review their medical history, check vital signs and conduct a comprehensive exam, which may include a neurologic exam, evaluation of the joints, vision, readiness for physical activity and sports participation. Further recommendations for tests and diagnoses may be made based on risk factors identified during the visit.
Following the appointment, the provider will fill in the required medical forms. Our sports medicine specialists can also identify areas of the body that may be prone to injury and suggest tips and exercises to avoid future problems.
Cassandra Olson-Williams, DO, is practicing at our UT Health De Zavala location.
Jeff Svec, MD, is praciticing at our UT Health Hill Country location.