Our partner, Quest Diagnostics, reported that to date our research has established 80 new reference ranges for children ages 10-17! Please help us continue to serve children everywhere by having your student athlete participate in the FREE Full Research Protocol Physical.
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Adolescent Sports Metrics (ASM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to better define what "normal" (i.e. healthy) looks like in adolescent children. ASM’s mission is to collect health and vital sign data from young athletes during UIL Pre-Participation Evaluations in order to establish “normal” data ranges within this demographic group. Baseline data ranges are not currently available for various reasons, primarily because this age group does not see healthcare providers unless ill. As a result, the health data collected during sick visits do not improve diagnoses for providers or outcomes for sick children. By providing better formative health data to healthcare providers and researchers, we believe we will enable improved information and outcomes for providers as well as young patients.
We are the Platinum Level health assessment we would want for our own children. Please let us serve your children with the same high quality assessment and help us work to improve medical outcomes for all children.
ASM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working under an IRB (research) collecting data to establish normal reference ranges on the pediatric and adolescent demographic. All students that participate are de-identified, meaning none of the data collected can be connected to their identity which completely preserves participant privacy.
By allowing us to serve your children, you will allow us to serve everyone's children in the future with better data, for better research and a better future!
Under an IRB research protocol, our Full Protocol Pre-Participation physical is FREE and includes: everything in the standard physical plus an EKG/ECG, baseline concussion testing with digital vestibular testing, posturography, digital spinal and extremity ROM & strength testing, diagnostic hearing and vision evaluation, tanner scoring, a full set of labs that Quest diagnostics performs, and much much more. The "Full Protocol" is available for ages 3-19 and is ONLY performed in the ASM office.
The Standard Pre-Participation Physical includes: blood pressure and pulse measurements (heart rate and rhythm), vision testing, examination of heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat & evaluation of posture, joints, strength, and flexibility.
Sports Physical based on basic UIL Pre-Participation Physical.
Blood Pressure, HR, Pulse OX are all taken bilaterally along with the temperature. The blood pressure is taken with Omron equipment in a seated position to stay consistent with AMA guidelines.
This testing is done using a digital hearing test that test baseline hearing unilaterally, bilaterally, as well as, sound to noise ratio. Including Otoscopic exam with pictures.
Postural Assessment is a guide to determining muscular or fascial imbalance and whether that imbalance contributes to a patient's pain or dysfunction
Preseason SCAT5 baseline testing can be useful for interpreting post-injury test scores.
It is well established in the scientific literature that even mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBIs) affect balance; for this reason, tasks involving balance and coordination are commonly used to determine neurological function in sports-related concussion.
Assessment of sport-specific movement demands thorough musculoskeletal screening and functional performance testing. This is essential for rehabilitation professionals.
Strength testing can provide crucial insight into a person's functional abilities and assist in rehabilitation if injured.
Not only is the vision screened for appropriate referral but the pupil sizes are digitally measured and assist with baseline concussion comparison.
The retina is the only portion of the central nervous system visible from the exterior. Likewise the fundus is the only location where vasculature can be visualized. The fundoscopic exam can discover pathological process otherwise invisible and being able to stage both diabetes and hypertension.
This is performed in order to examine the 'external auditory canal' – the tunnel that leads from the outer ear (pinna) to the eardrum. Inspection of the eardrum can also provide a lot of information about what's happening within the middle ear – the space within the skull where the hearing and balance mechanisms are situated.
The scale defines physical measurements of development based on external primary and secondary sex characteristics, such as the size of the breasts, genitals, testicular volume and development of pubic hair. The complex series of biologic transitions are known as puberty, and these changes may impact psychosocial factors.
Accurate ECG interpretation in athletes requires adequate training and an attention to detail to distinguish physiological ECG findings from abnormal ECG findings that might indicate the presence of cardiac pathology. The international consensus standards presented on ECG interpretation and the evaluation of ECG abnormalities serve as an important foundation for improving the quality of cardiovascular care of athletes. As new scientific data become available, revision of these recommendations may be necessary to further advance the accuracy of ECG interpretation in the athletic population.
CBC w/differential, Comprehensive Metabolic Panel, Lipid Profile, TSH w/ reflex to free T-4, Iron Studies (non-specific test), IBC, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, HGB A1C, Sickle Cell screen (appropriate demographic). Complimentary for the first 100 students per grade year, per gender.
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