We all know that exercise and staying active is important for physical health. But those positives can be forgotten quickly if you become injured while playing, and sometimes those injuries can be more extensive than anticipated thanks to underlying conditions that you might not be aware of.
Health and Safety, First!
The best way that you can avoid all of that is to get yourself a sports physical. You might think that sports physicals are something you only do when you’re about to play for a school sport or on a team, but you can get one done at any point, and for any reason. St. Francis Urgent Care offers physicals year-round, which is a great way to not only double-check that you’re in good health before jumping into a new sport, but also to make sure that you’re not missing a potential warning sign from your body.
When you visit a St. Francis Urgent Care clinic, the provider will ask you a few questions about your personal medical history, as well as some family history. This will include questions about:
- If you have regular headaches
- Concussions you’ve had
- If you experience excessive fatigue during exercise
- If you have asthma or other breathing problems
- If there’s a history of heart disease in your family
- If there’s a history of heart conditions in your family
The provider will also ask you do some simple physical tests, such as checking joints, strength, flexibility, balance, and more. These questions and tests will help the provider advise you on ways that you can avoid injury and keep yourself in tip-top shape.
St. Francis Urgent Care is here to provide you with the highest quality of care.
We perform sports physicals year-round, and are available to answer questions or address concerns, whether the person receiving the exam is you, or your child. You can walk in at any time or check-in online. We can handle bumps, bruises, and scrapes, and get you back out there to play in no time at all! Contact St. Francis Urgent Care today to learn more information.