Twin Ports Clinics Offer Avails For Sports Physicals
While you may not be thinking about the start of the school year and sports like football and track, summer is the best time to schedule those sports physicals. Local-area clinics are making it easy to do that by publicizing which locations have appointment avails.
While the term varies from school to school - in general - young athletes who are planning on participating in sports during the school year are required to file a sports physical. The physical is important in accounting for any previous injuries or medical conditions, as well as providing a report about the general health of the student. This record allows coaches and other team officials a better opportunity to identify any potential issues that the student athlete may have so that proper treatment can be given.
So what does a doctor look for during a sports physical? According to Wikipedia, the following conditions are specifically-targeted during an exam that's going to be used for a student athlete:
- Female athlete triad (examples: disordered eating, osteoporosis, etc)
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- musculoskeletal injuries
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease (knee disorders)