Sports Physicals in Olathe, KS
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What Are Sports Physicals?
Most schools and athletic organizations require a sports physical to ensure the safety and eligibility of athletes who may participate in rigorous physical activities. The assessment evaluates whether an athlete is strong and physically capable of engaging in sports and can protect themselves and others from injury. At UpCare Clinics, primary care practitioner Dr. Priya Gujarati reviews an individual's health and medical history, provides a thorough physical exam, and understands how the athlete's health relates to their sport. If your child plays a competitive sport, schedule a sports physical at our Olathe, KS office today.
What Are the Benefits of Sports Physicals?
Schools and organizations often require physicals so they can be sure that the athletes competing aren’t in the game with a condition or ailment that could seriously jeopardize their continued well-being. For parents, it’s critical to know about their child’s basic health, too. Benefits of sports physicals administered at UpCare Clinics in Olathe, KS include:
- Ensuring a child is healthy enough to participate in sports
- Letting parents know about any issues to monitor
- Enabling further testing if a chronic issue is suspected
- Protecting an athlete’s long-term health
- Managing any conditions that arise during a physical exam
How Do Sports Physicals Work?
A sports physical is different from a routine checkup and annual exam. Dr. Gujarati will thoroughly review your medical history. Before the exam, we will have you fill out a medical history form that includes questions about family health, medications, previous hospitalizations, surgeries, injuries, and more. The physical exam generally involves:
- Measuring height and weight
- Testing eyesight
- Checking blood pressure and pulse
- Examining joints, muscle strength, and flexibility
- Examining throat, ears, and abdomen
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Moved back to KC a year ago and it’s been so difficult establishing primary care. Finding an appointment is hard because it’s 4+ months out, but finding a primary care doctor that cares, is personable, and loves what they do is nearly impossible. I was lucky and fortunate enough to find an appointment with Dr. Priya Gujarati relatively quick. Not only that, but she is the unicorn I mentioned above. She’s friendly, listens intently, and truly cares about what you’re going through. I haven’t felt this comfortable at a doctors office in many years. Glad I found Dr. Priya and the amazing staff at UpCare Clinic!
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Stay Healthy, Play Great
If your child plays a sport in school or recreationally, they may be required to have a sports physical. Undergoing a sports physical is a necessary preventive measure that protects all teammates from avoidable injuries. At UpCare Clinics, our expert team can help ensure your child's athletic preparedness so they stay healthy and play great. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact our Olathe, KS office.