What is included in a student athlete health screening?

A student athlete health screening includes:
  • height and weight evaluation
  • vision tests
  • blood pressure check
  • heart (cardiac) and respiratory (lung) screenings
  • examination of your bones and muscle
One of the most important parts of a student-athlete screening is the personal and family health history. During this part, the doctor asks questions about the student’s previous health and the current or past health of his family. Such information can reveal up to 78 percent of medical conditions that could prevent or modify a student’s participation in sports.
 
This content originally appeared online at Baptist Health South Florida.

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