The significance of Sports Physical Exams

 

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Sport’s physicals do have the benefit of being convenient, with many schools bringing a doctor to the school to do the exams, and they are often less expensive than seeing your pediatrician, however, if you have the opportunity, a full well-child visit by your pediatrician may be better than a quick sports physical. The physical examination during a sports physical “One of the most important things we can identify during a sports physical are heart and lung problems,” Neal said. “We hope to keep the child healthy and injury-free.” A routine physical examination during a sports physical includes an assessment of vital signs, vision screenings and hearing screenings. The Importance of Sports Physicals.

Sports physicals, also called a pre-participation exam (PPE), help determine whether it’s safe for a child or adolescent to participate in physical activity. Most schools require a sports physical, and some schools offer it to their students. But even if a PPE isn’t required, it is still highly recommended for young athletes to have one completed. While the annual physical may not seem important, pre-participation exams are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations and are intended to identify children who may be at risk while playing sports. Physicals are a great way to learn about your child’s overall health.

While most students only have sports physicals done before participating in a school sport, back-to-school physicals for non-athletic students can also be beneficial by making the parent aware of any potential health concerns. For their safety, however, many schools require a sports physical, also called a pre-participation exam (PPE), before they’re allowed to play. In the United States each year some 30 million student athletes under the age of 18 and another three million special needs athletes receive medical clearance to participate in sports. What is a Sports Physical?

A sports physical is a pre-season visit to the health care provider for a physical examination to assess your child’s health for diseases or injuries and ensure body fitness for safe participation in any sporting activities. Even sporting superstars must go through sport physicals before they get on the field. The Importance of a Preparticipation Physical 1. PPE takes medical and family history into account The participant’s family history identifies 75% of problems that could prevent them from safely playing sports! 1, 2 Amazing!

emphasize the importance of a well-child exam. Perform a sports physical and bill the If the sports physical is noncovered and can’t be provided in the context of a full preventive ser The physical examination during a sports physical “One of the most important things we can identify during a sports physical are heart and lung problems,” Neal said. “We hope to keep the child healthy and injury-free.” A routine physical examination during a sports physical includes an assessment of vital signs, vision screenings and.

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Physical examinations for sport participation should measure weight, height, visual acuity, blood pressure, and heart rate.

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The examiners can learn what motivates the athlete while building athlete confidence in the health care team.

“Athletic and Sport Issues in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation E-Book” by David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski, William S. Quillen, Robert C. Manske
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In evaluating athletes, it is important to obtain an accurate history and to perform an adequate physical examination to determine whether the patient is at risk during sports participation.

“Bratton's Family Medicine Board Review” by Robert L. Bratton
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The primary intent of the sports physical is to ensure that students are medically cleared for the activity in which they wish to participate.

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Authorities disagree about what constitutes a good sports physical examination; however, they are unanimous about the need for regular and preparticipation medical examinations.

“Pediatric Nursing: An Introductory Text” by Debra L. Price, Julie F. Gwin
from Pediatric Nursing: An Introductory Text
by Debra L. Price, Julie F. Gwin
Elsevier Saunders, 2008

The aim of the examination is to enhance medical awareness, determine cardiovascular or medically abnormal conditions, and initiate solutions so that the young athlete can safely continue in the program.

“Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine” by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
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by Lyle J. Micheli, M.D.
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If the athlete is asymptomatic both cognitively and physically, and serial physical exams are normal, he or she should be tested with exertion on the sidelines.

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Student athletes should be encouraged to have a comprehensive physical examination before participating in competitive sports activities.

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Most physical education directors in public schools feel more comfortable about their students participating in competitive sports, especially in those with high risk for injury, such as football and hockey, if a physician can be present when the team plays.

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Springer New York, 2013

It is equally as important as physical testing, and even if athletes are negative toward it at the beginning, they will eventually realize that a variety of questions may prompt them to think about aspects of sport that they never thought about before.

“Applying Sport Psychology: Four Perspectives” by Jim Taylor, Gregory Scott Wilson
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Human Kinetics, 2005

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