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Sports Physical Exams Specialist

Valdosta Family Medicine Associates, P.C.

Family Medicine Practice located in Valdosta, GA

Participating in an organized sport is a great way to get the physical activity you need for good health. Sports physical exams before you start your activity assess your general health and fitness and provide recommendations that might prevent injuries. At Valdosta Family Medicine Associates, P.C., in Valdosta, Georgia, the team provides convenient sports physical exams, scheduling appointments at times that fit your needs. Find out more about sports physical exams at this family medicine practice by calling or booking an appointment online today.

Sports Physical Exams Q&A

What are sports physical exams?

Sports physical exams are special physicals that focus on your overall health and fitness for participation in a certain sport or physical activity.

Many organized sports require sports physical exams before allowing you to participate in practices or games. The purpose of a sports physical exam is to assess your general health and current fitness level to make sure it’s safe for you to play in your chosen sport.

Sports physical exams also aim to prevent sports injuries. Though accidents are a common cause of sports injuries, overuse or poor training may place you at risk of injury. Sports injuries are common in children and teens who play an organized sport. 

When you come in for a sports physical exam at Valdosta Family Medicine Associates, P.C., the team provides recommendations regarding physical exertion that might help reduce you or your child’s risk of developing a sports injury. 

Who needs sports physical exams?

Anyone who participates in an organized sport benefits from a sports physical exam. Plus, many schools and youth organizations that offer sports activities require sports physical exams before allowing your child or teen to participate.

Valdosta Family Medicine Associates, P.C., is a primary care practice that provides sports physical exams for children, teens, and adults of all ages. 

The family medicine practice has weekday evening and weekend hours and even stays open during lunch. The practice finds this type of appointment flexibility makes it easier for parents to schedule their child’s sports physical exam.

What can I expect during sports physical exams?

You can expect a patient-centered evaluation during a sports physical exam at Valdosta Family Medicine Associates, P.C. Your provider first asks about the type of sport you or your child wants to play and their current level of physical activity.

They perform a physical exam, paying close attention to lung and heart health, as well as muscle strength and balance and joint health and function. They also check hearing and vision.

After the sports physical exam, your provider reviews their findings with you and offers recommendations for sports participation, including activity modification or the use of medication or special equipment to ensure safety that minimizes the risk of injury.

Your provider also completes any required sports physical paperwork. 

To schedule a sports physical exam, call Valdosta Family Medicine Associates, P.C., or book an appointment online today.