Sports Physicals in Yuma, AZ
Make Sure You Can Play with Pinnacle Healthcare
Before starting a new sport, you or your child may need a sports physical, also referred to as a preparticipation physical examination (PPE). At Pinnacle Healthcare, we offer same-day sports physicals, so you can get on the field or court sooner.
Our providers are dedicated to meeting your needs.
Call us at (928) 484-1230 to schedule an appointment – same-day appointments may be available.
What To Expect During Your Sports Physical
In your physical exam, our providers will help determine whether it is safe for you to participate in your sport of choice. You may even need a PPE before you can start playing.
During the appointment, we will ask you questions about your medical history, record your height and weight, take your pulse and blood pressure, test your vision, and make sure you are healthy enough to play. Your doctor may also ask about your menstrual cycle (if you have one) and talk to you about drugs, alcohol, and other substances that may impact your health.
Why Get a Sports Physical?
Many organizations, like schools and sports leagues, require a sports physical before you can practice or compete. Additionally, sports physicals can help you discover and deal with health problems. For example, your doctor could give you an inhaler if you have trouble breathing during exercise or recommend certain stretches and exercises to keep you from pulling a muscle.
It’s always a good idea to get a sports physical before starting a new sport. Anticipating problems can help you avoid injuries and illnesses – and make you a better athlete.
How to Get Ready for a Sports Physical
Sports physicals do not have to take long, and they can go even faster if you prepare. Fill out any paperwork your provider gives you ahead of time and gather information about you or your child’s:
- Family medical history
- Immunization records
- Dietary supplements, medications, and prescriptions
- General physical exam
- Primary care provider (name and contact information)
The better you are at staying on top of your health or your child’s health, the easier your sports physical will be. Making an appointment ahead of time can also help the whole process go faster.
Contact Pinnacle Healthcare in Yumato schedule yours today.
What If I Don’t Get Clearance?
If our providers notice that something is wrong during a sports physical, we will refer you to a specialist. Remember that our goal is to make sure you or your child can play sports safely, so you will likely be able to play once a specialist addresses your issue.
For example, if you have pain in your knee every time you run, we may recommend you see an orthopedist and get a knee brace.
Even if you don’t get clearance for a sport right away, our goal is always to help you stay happy and healthy.
With state-of-the-art equipment and experienced and passionate staff, we can help you access the best medical services – for sports physicals or beyond.
If it’s time for your child’s soccer season or you’re ready to join a club sport, don’t wait – call Pinnacle Healthcare at (928) 484-1230 and schedule your sports physical today.
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