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Cali Kids Urgent Care -  - Pediatric Urgent Care

Cali Kids Urgent Care

Pediatric Urgent Care located in Laguna Niguel, CA

Different types of physicals, including routine preventive exams and school and sports physicals, ensure that children stay healthy and strong as they rapidly go through growth phases and developmental stages. At Cali Kids Urgent Care in Laguna Niguel, California, Brittany Glenn, DO, has extensive experience performing physicals and providing medical care for children and teens. Physicals are available without an appointment at the walk-in clinic. You can also schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking feature.

Physicals Q & A

Why do children need regular physicals?

Physical exams focus on preventive health care, a goal that’s important for children and teens because their bodies change at a rapid pace. Routine physicals track a child’s growth, weight, height, vision, hearing, and developmental milestones, catching any potential problems at an early stage.

Your provider also evaluates common health concerns during a routine physical that they don’t look for during sick visits. For example, they may check for scoliosis, evaluate nutritional concerns, and talk with you about emotional, behavioral, social, and school issues.

Why does my child need a sports physical?

Children who want to participate in athletic activities need a sports physical before they can join the team. The goal is to be sure your child is healthy enough to engage in sports without getting hurt.

Dr. Glenn asks about potential concerns such as pain or dizziness after exercising, previous concussions or broken bones, if they have asthma, and whether they have asthma flare-ups when they’re active.

She also checks your child’s musculoskeletal system, assessing their joints, muscles, and bones for strength and signs of inflammation or stress.

Most children can participate in sports even with a previous or existing health condition, as long as the problem has healed or is well managed. For example, children with asthma may need to take medication prior to athletic activities to prevent a flare.