If you are registering to participate sports in a youth league or in your Duxbury, Kingston and Pembroke, MA area school, you’ll need a sports physical. This physical has to be done by medical professional prior to registration or the start of the school sport season. The physical is meant to ensure that every person participating is physically capable and also to keep other participants safe as well.
When getting your sports physical, it is usually broken into two main sections: a report that outlines you history and a physical performed by a licensed physician. The results will determine your overall health, fitness ability, any possible injury risk, and general well being.
What Happens When You Get a Sports Physical With Health Express?
Some common sports physicals include a brief, yet important health history report that digs into your medical history and any injuries you may have sustained in the past as well as any medical conditions that could be a factor in your ability to participate. These conditions include, but are not limited to: high blood pressure, fainting spells, prior broken bones, etc.
The health history collects some of the following info:
- Contact information in case of emergency
- History of illness in your family
- Illness and/or injury history
- Heart conditions or problems
- Details of any prior head injuries
The exam portion enables a physician to determine anything that might be out of the ordinary, including:
- Heart rhythm and rate (heart murmur)
- Joint tenderness or pain
- Curvature of the spine
- High blood pressure
- Reflex problems
Have A Sports Physical Before Your Season Beings
Sports physical requirements vary by sport and league. If you are unsure of your requirements, get in touch the league about its specific requirements of the exam and if there are any forms you need to bring to the sports physical or the examiner to sign.
We have hours that fit your schedule and busy life, and Health Express makes it easy to receive a sports physical when and how you need it, no appointment is necessary. Visit our location in Weymouth, serving the Duxbury, Kingston and Pembroke 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.