Annual Athletic Screenings
As part of an effective injury prevention program, the JSMP highly recommends a comprehensive pre-participation physical exam annually for all youth athletes (HS/MS/Club/Rec).
This exam is ideally performed by a family health care provider who is most familiar with your child and with your family.
The exam should include a thorough review of systems and an understanding of the demands certain sports place on the body, both physically and mentally.
Your clinical provider should review the current standards and recommendations for any special tests or screening appropriate for your child, including cardiac screenings, before certification is given for sports activities.
Many resources are available for physician referral, including our local hospitals and the Duval County Medical Society.