School and Sports Physical Exams in Austin
Every participant in a school sports team is required to complete a pre-participation physical examination, also called sports physicals. Austin Physicals offers sports, school athletic and camp physicals.
Sports physicals consist of two parts: a medical history and a physical examination. The goals of sports physicals are to evaluate an athlete's general health, current fitness level, risk of injury, and physical well-being. Sports physicals are recommended for students and adults that are taking part in:
- School or interleague sports program
- Club sports teams
- New fitness regimens
A sports physical is used to help identify any conditions that might keep the athlete out of the game or affect performance. Athletes should have a physical prior to the beginning of the sport pre-season.. This provides an opportunity to address an existing injury or improve conditioning prior to participation in the activity.
Our medical history form can be filled out prior to a visit for added convenience. This covers questions about serious family illnesses, hospitalizations, past injuries, and a player's overall health. If a problem is discovered, the doctor and athlete can work together to develop a plan to prep the athlete for competition.
Requirements of sports physicals can vary by state and sport. Be sure to check with your sports program administrator about the necessary requirements, in order to be cleared to participate.
Basic physical examinations at Austin Physical are NOT designed to diagnose or to recommend therapeutic treatment. Participation in any athletic activity, life-threatening risk may be present and must be considered by the participant, many times the examination will not identify clinically silent conditions.