School Physical Exams at Emerald Coast Urgent Care
A school sports physical exam comprehensively evaluates an individual’s physical health and fitness before participating in sports-related activities. It is typically conducted by a physician or other healthcare professional, such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, to assess the student-athlete’s overall well-being. The specific type of test is determined by whichever agency requires the exam.
Why are school physical exams required to participate in school sports?
Physical exams help identify any medical conditions or potential problems the student might be unaware of, such as heart conditions, asthma, or diabetes. Physical exams also help ensure the student is current on all necessary immunizations.
The physical exam also allows the doctor to provide the student with information about proper nutrition and hydration, which can help improve performance. Furthermore, physical exams can also help identify any physical issues that may need to be addressed to prevent injury in the future.
What should I expect during an exam?
A school physical exam will include a complete physical exam, including height, weight, and vital signs. A doctor or nurse will also look for any physical issues preventing you from participating in the sport. This detailed exam may include checking your joints, muscles, heart, lungs, vision, and hearing.
The exam might also include the following:
- Vision test
- Hearing test
- Checking body mass index
- Strength and flexibility test
Emerald Coast Urgent Care offers comprehensive school physical exams 7 days per week. As a trusted walk-in clinic, you won’t need to schedule an appointment. We are proud to be an affordable, convenient, and easy way to obtain a health and fitness assessment.
For additional details, please contact the Emerald Coast Urgent Care location nearest you. Call 850-654-8878 for the Destin clinic, 850-236-8655 for the Panama City Beach clinic, or 850-588-1843 for the Inlet Beach clinic