Students from the seventh grade through their senior year who are participating in sports are required by the University Interscholastic League to have a UIL preparticipation physical. The same age group will be required to add the Sudden Cardiac Arrest form.
Private schools that follow the TAPPA guidelines must also have a sports physical
“The physical for the UIL is an excellent one and one of the stricter sports physicals in the United States,” said Laura Friend, Project ADAM coordinator for Cook Children’s. “The physical is your first step to primary prevention. Proper medical screening and appropriate medical care of young athletes will go a long way in helping to prevent and deal with any condition.”
The medical history of the physical form has a series of questions pertaining to cardiac issues. Physicians must check off on several cardiac related markers to clear athletes for participation.
Cook Children’s performs Sports EKGs for $25 in the following clinics:
- Heart Center Sports EKG Arlington
- Heart Center Sports EKG Denton
- Heart Center Sports EKG Mansfield
- Heart Center Sports EKG Southlake