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Benefits of a Well-Timed Sports Physical

Benefits of a Well-Timed Sports Physical

Staying on top of your health is an important factor in preventing many common illnesses, and catching health problems early makes them easier to treat. Sports physicals are a great opportunity to take stock of your own and your family’s health and physical fitness.

At Midwest Regional Health Services, our team of primary and urgent care professionals offers sports physicals and preventive care services at our office in Omaha, Nebraska.

When do you need a sports physical?

Schools and some employers typically require passing a sports physical in order to participate in physical programs or to perform specific duties on the job. Additionally, sports physicals are also good for athletes and physically active people at all levels.

If you’re interested in taking up a new sport or starting a new exercise program, a sports physical may be recommended to ensure your safety and lower your risk of injuries, especially if you’ve been inactive for some time.

Benefits of a well-timed sports physical

In addition to clearing children and teenagers to participate in athletic activities and meeting employment requirements for adults, sports physicals can provide a comprehensive picture of your overall health and fitness. 

Like annual physicals, they also take your medical history and past injuries and illnesses into consideration, allowing your medical team to track your progress and make adjustments to your treatment as needed.

Some of the main benefits of a sports physical include:

Getting enough exercise is essential for good health, especially for children and teenagers. If your or your child also has underlying medical conditions like asthma or diabetes, a healthy diet and lifestyle are critical to staying healthy. 

Sports physicals are a vital tool to ensure that you get the physical activity you need in a safe and healthy way.

What you can expect at your next sports physical

A sports physical is designed to measure your ability to safely participate in sports and fitness programs, and will measure your reflexes and vitals like your vision, hearing, heart rate, and blood pressure. 

If you or your child is overweight, your primary care provider at Midwest Regional Health Services can recommend healthy diet and lifestyle modifications to meet specific requirements, and to reach optimal health.

If you’re taking medication, are currently undergoing treatment, or are healing from an injury, your sports physical is a good opportunity to track your progress and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.

For more information about the benefits of and what’s included in a sports physical, contact Midwest Regional Health Services today to schedule an appointment with a primary care provider. 


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