Sports Physical Examinations
|Nothing is more important than good health. At U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, our medical providers can help determine if you, or your student, are fit to safely participate in a specific sport. Check with your local center for age requirements.|
|Sports physical exams conducted by the highly trained and experienced professionals at U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group can discover potential health problems that might interfere with participation in a sport, as well as identify risk factors linked to certain sports.|
|Get an O.K. before you play!|
Sports Physical FAQs
|Why are sports physicals important?|
|Sports physicals help determine an athlete's overall health and fitness level. The doctor will also evaluate preexisting injuries to identify any conditions that may cause new injuries to occur. Click here to learn more. |
|How should I prepare for my sports physical?|
|Two suggestions to make your sports physical go smoothly are, first, wear loose clothing. This will make it easier for the doctor to access an injured area, as well as offer you a better range of motion. Second, know your medical history. This information will provide the doctor key insights into your overall health. Click here to learn more. |
|If you prefer, click here to print and fill out the required forms prior to your appointment.|
|What is checked in a sports physical?|
|Every U.S. HealthWorks sports physical includes a complete head-to-toe physical examination, heart and lung examination, visual acuity examination, urine test (for diabetes), and blood pressure test. The doctor will also ask questions about any medications you're currently taking and any injuries or illnesses that you've had in the past.
- Get a sports physical six to eight weeks before the start of the season.
- Be honest and share any health concerns with your doctor.
- Learn stretching and strengthening activities to help prevent injuries.
|Find your nearest U.S. HealthWorks medical center and call today to schedule an appointment.|