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School Physicals Clarksville, TN

When it comes to schools physicals, you want a practitioner you can trust. We have decades worth of experience at Medical Direct Care and can provide you with quick and easy school physicals.

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School Physicals at Medical Direct Care

Sports physicals, also known as pre-participation physical examinations (PPE), are often required for youths looking to participate in a sports activity. Organizers often ask children for a health evaluation with varying regulations depending on the rules of the respective sport’s governing body, school, or state.

The results that are shown in a sports physical examination help assure everyone involved that an athlete is physically prepared to perform their chosen activity. The purpose of sports physicals is to help lower the chances of a child being injured while they play.

The Process for Physicals

Although a physical exam varies depending on the purpose and provider, most assessments include the following:

  • A medical history check is performed wherein the examiner reviews any past or existing health concerns, evaluates your lifestyle and behaviors. 
  • The examiner checks your vital signs and performs the necessary examination.

 

Once you have passed your physical exam, you will be given the documentation needed to show the right authorities that you are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to assume your role.

Get School Physicals at MDC

At Medical Care Direct, we can provide you with physical examinations you need for sports, Department of Transportation (DOT), and pre-employment. 

If you are interested in getting a physical exam with MDC, you can call us at 931-221-0902 or send us a message today.

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FAQs

What does a physical include?

Athletes need to bring a copy of their immunization records when visiting physicians. Physicians will check athletes’ vitals, joints, flexibility, vision, and assess them for any limitations on physical activities. Doctors will also check athletes’ weights and heights, as well as take notes about how much weight they gain during puberty. A fitness test includes a check for proper vision, examines the heart, lungs, abdomen, and neck. It also tests for joint health and recommends exercise. Medical history reviews are very important. Doctors need to know about your past illnesses, surgeries, and conditions, such as asthma and chest pains. 

 

When should I schedule a sports physical?

A sports physical should be scheduled 4-8 weeks prior to the start of the season. This will give your doctor enough time to respond to any issues discovered during the physical or see a medical specialist if necessary. 

 

What do they do at a sports physical?

A sports physical includes a conversation about your health history and a physical exam. Your doctor might check your blood pressure, cholesterol level, heart rate, weight, height, and other factors. He or she will also measure your range of motion and strength. You’ll probably receive some kind of prescription if you need one.

 

Is a sports physical covered by my insurance?

Sports physicals are usually covered by insurance. You should check your coverage with your health insurance provider to be certain. Book a physical today.

 

What if you don’t pass a sports physical?

If your doctor identifies a problem that could interfere with your physical well-being while playing sports, they’ll work with you to treat the injury before the sports season begins. Your doctor may recommend wearing a medical device if necessary or refer you to a specialized physician for further treatment.

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