iCare – School & Sports Physicals – Urgent Care Services Page
Many schools and sports programs require physical checkups to ensure the students and athletes are healthy and safe to participate in the activities. If you need a pre-participation physical examination, then our team at iCare ER and Urgent Care Services is here to assist. Walk-in appointments are available, or you are welcome to call ahead for the convenience of booking an exam at a time that works for your schedule.
Requirements for Your Physical
A general health exam can be completed, but it is essential that we cover the specific requests of the school or sports program. Physical requirements can vary depending on the activity, and typically administrators will provide clear details about what is needed to be cleared to participate.
Not only does the exam need to be completed. But don’t forget to bring the forms that should be signed by the doctor. This physical examination typically includes a review of the patient’s medical history, as well as a physical examination. The physician will evaluate the vitals (including blood pressure, pulse, weight, lungs, heart, and more), as well as joint health and flexibility. It is common to complete a quick fitness assessment as well as a basic eye exam.
If the physical is for sports participation, then the doctor will be evaluating the athlete’s fitness level, injury risk, and overall well-being. These physicals are often recommended for both adults and students participating in school sports programs, club sports teams, or new fitness activities.
Protecting Your Health
Even though the physical is required for participation, this checkup is also essential to protect your health. This appointment allows the doctor to determine possible health problems or any potential limitations for physical activities. Then, specific recommendations can be provided to minimize the risk of injury when you are on the field.
For example, if it’s discovered that one of your joints is weak, then the doctor might recommend that you use a brace to give the joint a little more support during the games.
Fast, Easy Physical Checkups
If you are in a hurry to complete the exam before the season starts, then we are just a phone call away. Our Urgent Care offices offer daytime, evening, and weekend appointments to make it easy to fit in an exam in time for your new program.
School or sports physicals are a great way to monitor overall health. Even if your school or sports club doesn’t require the checkup, you should consider scheduling an appointment for your own benefit. The physical can be paired with your annual checkup, and cover other essential health details such as immunization schedules and more.
Whether you need to schedule a checkup or you have other health concerns to address, our caring team is here to assist. We offer board-certified providers who bring years of experience to our medical clinic. Contact us anytime to learn about the many services provided for the entire family. Reach us at iCare ER and Urgent Care: (214) 407-8668.