Capital Area Pediatrics: A Leading Pediatric Practice in Northern Virginia

Capital Area Pediatrics, Inc. (CAP) is proud to be your neighborhood pediatrician.  We operate from five practices conveniently located throughout Northern Virginia.  For both sickness and health, you can count on us to provide outstanding care—as well as an exceptional patient experience—for your child.

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The Importance of Sports Physicals
Posted on 05/22/2018 17:55

Children should not play summer sports without a sports physical.While summer is almost here and the school year is coming to an end, you and your child may already be looking at various sports for them to participate in during the upcoming school year. Allowing your child to play a sport is a fun way for them to socialize with other children and keep them healthy and active. Before the season starts, however, it is important for your child to visit their pediatrician and get a sports physical exam.

A sports physical exam, also known as a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE), helps determine whether or not a student athlete is healthy enough to participate in a sport. In the state of Virginia, sports physicals are required by individual schools and by the Virginia High School League prior to participation in a sport. Even if a sports physical isn’t required by your child’s school, it’s still recommended that your child gets one as a safety precaution.

There are two parts of a sports physical: the medical history portion and the physical examination. The medical history portion includes questions related to family history, past illnesses, recent injuries, allergies, and current medications. During the physical exam, the pediatrician will record your child’s height, weight, pulse and blood pressure; check their ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, and abdomen; and evaluate their flexibility and strength.

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  • Falls Church

    Falls Church
    407 N. Washington Street
    Suite 100
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    P: (703) 237-5919
    F: (703) 241-1863

    Mon: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Herndon

    Herndon
    12950 Highland Crossing Drive
    Suite H
    Herndon, VA 20171
    P: (703) 860-4200
    F: (703) 860-1528

    Mon: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
    Sun: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Ryan Park

    Ryan Park
    43480 Yukon Drive.
    Suite 206
    Ashburn, VA 20147
    P: (703) 723-3201
    F: (703) 729-2736

    Mon: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM - 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 5 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow
    6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Suite 210
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    P: (703) 534-1000
    F: (703) 536-7763

    Mon: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Tue: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Wed: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Thu: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Fri: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

  • Vienna

    Vienna
    3022 Williams Drive
    Suite 301
    Fairfax, VA 22031
    P: (703) 938-2244
    F: (703) 938-3669

    Mon: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Sat: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun: 9 AM - 12 PM (Urgent Appointments Only)

  • Central Business Office

    Central Business Office
    10461 White Granite Dr.
    Suite 210
    Oakton, VA 22124
    P: (703) 359-5160
    F: (703) 383-9577

    Mon: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Tue: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Wed: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM to 5 PM

  • Developmental Behavioral

    Developmental Behavioral
    407 N. Washington Street
    Suite 100
    Falls Church, VA 22046

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