If you go to school or want to play sports in a youth league in the Hanover, Norwell and Marshfield, MA area, you will need to have a sports physical performed by a certified medical professional prior to registration. This sports physical is not only for the sake of the person who wish to participate, it is also for the safety of all those involved by making sure every participant is physically capable of participating.
Sports physicals are typically broken down into two parts: a medical history and a physical examination performed by a licensed medical examiner. The outcome of the exam will be an evaluation of the participants general health, current level of fitness, possible risk of injury, and overall physical well-being.
What Is Checked During a Health Express Sports Physical?
The most common sports physical includes a health history questionnaire that asks about medical history and past injury, illness or conditions. These may include asthma, heart conditions and previous broken bones/fractures or sprained joints.
The health history asks about some of the following:
- Emergency contact information
- Family history of illness
- Personal history of illness or injury
- History of heart problems
- History of head injury
The physical exam helps a physician find anything out of the ordinary, including:
- Heart rhythm and rate (heart murmur)
- Joint pain or tenderness
- Curvature of the spine
- Elevated blood pressure
- Problems with reflexes
Get Your Sports Physical With Plenty Of Time To Spare Before the Season Starts
Requirements of sports physicals vary by league and sport. If you have questions, contact the administrator of the sports program about the necessary requirements of the exam and if there are any forms that should be brought to the sports physical or the examiner to sign/complete.
With hours that fit most schedules and hectic lifestyles, Health Express makes it easy to receive a sports physical when you need it, no appointment is necessary. Visit our location in Weymouth, serving the Hanover, Norwell and Marshfield 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.