The beginning of the fall school season is quickly approaching, and with it, many ways to ensure your child has a healthy start to the school year. This back-to-school checklist has many healthy offerings and reminders for students and parents alike.
School and sports physicals: A yearly physical exam, also known as a well-check or well child visit, is focused on preventive care and individual health status. It’s a great way to keep track of your child’s growth and development and identify any problems before they become serious. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual well-check visits between the ages of 2 and 21 years.
Student athletes are returning to sports and it’s important to make sure they are physically ready, especially if they’ve had COVID-19. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all teen athletes should have a sports physical before they return to play. In New Mexico, the New Mexico Activities Association has mandated that students who have tested positive for COVID-19 must receive a sports physical and get clearance from the New Mexico Department of Health before returning to any physical athletic activity.
School and sports physicals are available at:
120 Llano Street in Aztec, 505.334.3404
407 South Schwartz Avenue, Suite 102 in Farmington, 505.609.6700
4820 East Main Street in Farmington, 505.609.6495
Developmental milestones: If you’re concerned about your child’s movement, dexterity, or speech and language development, ask your pediatrician if you need a referral to our Pediatric Rehabilitation Outpatient Center.