If you’re an athlete who needs sports physicals to join school-sponsored activities, the experts at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, are here to help. Board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD,Adam Thompson, DO, and their outstanding team provide this service for athletes of all ages. Call the office or use the online scheduler to make an appointment.
Sports physicals at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine are medical exams that allow your sports medicine specialist to determine if you're healthy enough to safely join sports training and competitions. The team is highly trained in sports medicine and can detect possible musculoskeletal problems before they become serious.
You may need a physical to play sports in elementary, middle, or high school or to join a collegiate sports team. The reason is to make sure you’re healthy and don’t have a medical condition, such as a heart problem or severe asthma, that might make playing sports unsafe without the right treatments or restrictions.
During sports physicals at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine, your provider weighs you and evaluates your height and body mass index (BMI). They check your pulse, blood pressure, and vital signs and ask questions about your medical history and potential symptoms.
Your sports medicine specialist also completes a physical exam. They listen to your heartbeat and breathing and evaluate your reflexes, eyes, ears, nose, throat, abdomen, and limbs.
If you have a history of medical problems or are at risk of developing them, you might need specific diagnostic tests. For example, you may need a heart function or a breathing test to screen for asthma. Additional diagnostic assessments include blood tests, urine testing, allergy tests, and X-rays. You might also require vision and hearing screenings.
After sports physicals, your provider reviews the results with you. If you need treatment, they may recommend conservative options to help an injury heal or enable you to manage an illness or disease. If necessary, they refer you to another specialist for care.
If you’re in good health, your sports medicine specialist completes the required sports physical forms and gives you a copy for your records.
Most school-sponsored teams require sports physicals yearly. Check with your sports organization or team to see which forms are required and how often you need a physical. Even if your team doesn’t require sports physicals, you might choose to complete them anyway to gain peace of mind.
Schedule your sports physical at A+ Athlete Sports Medicine by calling the office or booking online today.