If you are planning to play sports in a youth league or in your area school, you’ll be required to get a sports physical. This has to be done by a certified medical professional before or during the registration process. The purpose of the physical is to ensure that everyone who participates in a sport is medically safe to do so and to keep everybody who plays as safe as possible.
The sports physical is broken into two sections: a medical history report and a physical performed by a physician. The results give an insight into your overall health, fitness and well-being.
Get a Sports Physical With Health Express?
Most sports physicals include a history report. During this, the physician will dig into your medical history and ask you about injuries you may have sustained and any medical conditions that may preclude you from participating. These types of conditions could include: high blood pressure, fainting spells, prior broken bones, etc.
The health history asks about some of the following:
- Emergency contact information
- Family history
- Illness and/or injury history
- Heart conditions
- Details about head injuries
The physical portion allows a physician to diagnose anything out of the ordinary, including:
- Heart rhythm/BPM
- Any pain in your joints
- Spine curvature
- Blood pressure
Get Your Physical Before The Season Starts
If you don’t know your requirements to play sports in a league or at a school, find out any specific requirements and if there are any legal/medical forms for the examiner to sign.
At Health Express, we’ve got office hours to fit your busy schedule, and we make it easy to get your physical when and where you need it, no appointment is necessary. Visit our location in Weymouth serving the Braintree, Milton and Quincy area today.
Check in is easy and can be done online. We have several exam rooms, an X-Ray department, and an on-site lab so you will receive high quality medical care from an ER trained doctor that is both fast and convenient.