If you need a physical to participate in the rough-and-tumble world of sports in your high school, middle school, or summer camp, we offer walk-in services that will provide you with a good overview of your health. Whether you’re into baseball, basketball, swimming, or even something a bit more unusual like water polo, our licensed and certified medical professionals can perform a thorough once-over of your entire body. Once you’re cleared to participate on the athletic field, you can push yourself to the limit without worrying about any underlying medical conditions.
What is Involved With a Sports Physical?
Sports physicals are meant to focus specifically on athletic performance and are not meant to take the place of an annual physical exam. At our walk-in clinics, you can expect a read-out on the following:
- Height and weight
- Blood pressure
- Heart rate and rhythm
- Nose and throat health
- General strength and coordination
We can also help with diagnostic services after the initial physical has taken place. If, as a football player, you’ve got pain in the lower leg that doesn’t go away after a few days, you’ll likely want to have an x-ray. Our medical technologists are the best in the business and have access to cutting-edge technology. If you have a broken bone, our staff of medical professionals can make the diagnosis. With a correct diagnosis the first time, you can concentrate on recovering from your injury so that you can return to the playing field as soon as possible.
Importance of Sports Physicals for Kids
If your teenager is about to play competitive sports for the first time, you will be acting responsibly by signing him/her up for a physical. In fact, most people are unaware that physicals are actually a form of preventative maintenance. In addition to determining if your kid has had previous injuries, the physical will assess his/her level of physical maturity, which will go a long way toward determining how likely another injury will be.
Whether you are ultimately headed out to play informal camp soccer or interested in fighting your way onto the football squad like old Rudy Ruettiger did at Notre Dame, you can take stock of your body before becoming a hero in your home town. If you are in need of medical care, contact Integra or walk on in today.
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