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What are Sports Physical Examinations at Tri-County Medical Clinic?
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Sports physical exams- also known as pre-participation physical examination (PPE) is a check-up with a family health care physician that assesses a patient for any illness, injury or any pre-existing medical conditions. These physical exams include a number of routine procedures and screenings to identify any health issues and evaluate the overall health of a patient that could interfere with or prevent them from playing specific sports. In addition, annual physical examinations are a core element of preventive health care, including immunization updates.
What Do Sports Physicals Include at Tri-County Medical Clinic?
Physical exam procedures typically consist of the following elements:
- Measuring and recording your height and weight / BMI
- Measuring and recording your blood pressure
- Listening to your heart and lungs
- Evaluating your ears, nose and throat and testing hearing (if hearing loss is suspected)
- Checking vision
- Examining your stomach for any signs of tenderness
- Evaluating posture, joint mobility, and spinal alignment
- Checking neurological functions such as reflexes, coordination, and strength
- Evaluating and discussing any chronic conditions you have and medications you take
Our family care physicians and sport's health care specialist at Tri-County Medical Clinic take time to listen, offer the best care possible, and treat our patients like family.
Tri-County Medical Clinic is a family medicine practice- we take care of your whole family, from children to the elderly. We make it as easy and accessible for our patients as possible; you can schedule your routine appointments at the same time as your child undergoes a sports physical. We are available by appointment M- F, including evening hours. For detailed hours of operation, please refer to our contact page.
Improved Health Outcomes
A sports physical examination is best performed at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the sport season which will allow us to address and treat any health issues/ problems in a timely manner that would otherwise prevent the athlete from participating. Additionally, when diagnosed on time, it can prevent further illness and progression of a condition/disease.
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Sports Physicals at Tri-County Medical Clinic
Sports physicals or pre-participation physical examinations (PPE) differ from the regular annual physical exams; during these exams our family physicians concentrate on evaluation of various body parts and health history as it relates to playing specific sports. Such exams help to determine if it is safe for the athlete to participate and play specific sports. Pre-participation physical examinations can help athletes in diagnosis and treatment of health problems that might prevent them from participating in some sports. Often, physical examinations are required for children or teens participating in sports. Physical exams may involve slightly different elements depending on the age of the patient, type of physical being performed (e.g. sports physical), and each patient’s unique needs. Prior to the sports physical exam, patients will be asked to provide or update their medical history and provide or update information about their health and health-related details that may have changed since their last physical.
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About Sports Physical Exams at Tri-County Medical Clinic
Sports physical exams may involve slightly different elements depending on the age of the patient, type of physical being performed (e.g. sports physical), and each patient’s unique needs. Prior to your sports physical exam with our family physicians at Tri-County Medical Clinic, you will be asked to provide or update your medical history and provide or update information about your health and health-related details that may have changed since the last physical. Patients visiting Tri-County Medical Clinic for a complete physical exam may access the required forms to print and fill out prior to their exam in order to speed up the check-in process. Our family physicians have over four decades of combined experience in sport pre-participation evaluations. These sport physical exams include a number of routine procedures and screenings to identify any health issues that could otherwise prevent them from playing specific sports.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Are your sports physicals the same as pre-participation exams?
Yes, our sports physical exams are the same as pre-participation exams. Sports physical exams are quiet often referred to as pre-participation exams or PPE.
Are sports physicals different than annual physical exams? Can I just schedule for a regular annual exam?
Yes, sports physical examinations are different then annual wellness exams ; these visits include evaluations of various body parts and health history/conditions that are required for the patient to take active part in sports. The purpose is to determine, by thorough and comprehensive examination, if the athlete is safe and in best condition to play /participate in specific sports.
When should I schedule a sports physical exam or PPE?
Sports physical exam or a PPE should be scheduled at least 8 weeks prior to the start of the sports season; this will allow an ample time to evaluate and treat (if required) prior to the start of the season/ having the athlete ready to participate on time.