Are you or your loved one planning on participating in a sport or athletic activity? Have you been told you need a sports physical to participate? At Green Sports Medicine we believe sports physicals are an extremely important part of preparing for any sport and are proud to offer sports physicals near you in Clovis, CA for any of our patients that are in need. Need a physical before next season? Schedule an appointment with Green Sports Medicine today, we’d be happy to get you on our schedule.
Sports physical examinations also known as preparticipation physical examination (PPE) are an important part of preparing to play a sport. A sports physical in Fresno can help determine whether it is safe for a patient to partake in a specific sport. Many states actually require children and teens receive a physical before they can begin a new season. At Green Sports Medicine we recommend sports physicals for all sports and all patients, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
A sports physical is an excellent tool that can help patients find out about certain health problems that could interfere with their ability to participate in a sport properly. Asthma, for example, could impact a patient’s ability to breathe while playing, a new inhaler may be prescribed that does a better job, or a higher dose could even be prescribed.
Your doctor may also be able to provide training tips and ideas for avoiding injuries while enjoying your favorite sport. Certain stretching and strengthening activities can be very helpful in the prevention of sports-related injuries.
During a sports physical, your doctor will go over your medical history, including any serious illnesses among family, any prior illnesses, allergies, surgeries, past injuries, medications you currently take, etc. A physical examination is also performed, checking your height, weight, vision, blood pressure, posture, heart, lungs and more! These examinations allow your doctor to properly diagnose any issues and talk to you about how to properly address them. For sport physical therapy contact doctors at Green Sports Medicine.
Need a sports physical near you? Contact Green Sports Medicine today! We also provide our services at Fresno and Sanger, CA. Book your appointment today!