Our professionals perform a preparticipation physical examination of athletes to make sure they are fit to join a certain sports event. We partner with schools to examine their athletes before starting a new sport or competitive season.
The examination includes questions about the medical history of the patient, including:
- previous hospitalizations or surgeries
- serious illnesses among family members
- illnesses that you had when you were younger or may have now, such as epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, etc.
- past injuries, like sprains, concussions, or bone fractures
- whether you’ve ever passed out, felt dizzy, had chest pain, or had trouble breathing during exercise
- any medications you are on (including prescription medications, OTC medications, herbal supplements)
Then, the physical examination follows. The doctor will usually perform the following:
- check your heart, lungs, abdomen, nose, ears, and throat
- evaluate your posture, joints, flexibility, and strength
- record your weight and height
- take your blood pressure and pulse
- test your vision and hearing