Sports Physicals in Plano, TX

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what is a sports physical?

A sports physical, or pre-participation physical examination (PPE), helps determine if it is safe for an adult or child to engage in athletic activities or start a new sport. Most school districts and universities in the state of Texas require athletic and marching band participates to complete a sports physical before the start of the school year or athletic season. If you or your child are in need of a sports physical, call Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX to set up an appointment with family practitioner Dr. Priti Ranjan.

Do I need a sports physical?

Adults, teens, and children of all ages should undergo a sports physical if they are participating in the following activities:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Boxing
  • Wrestling
  • Weight lifting
  • Marching band
  • Cheerleading
  • Color guard
  • Dance

A sports physical is especially recommended for those who have any underlying health conditions or a past injury.

what do they do in a sports physical?

A sports physical is more limited than a traditional physical and is not a substitute or the same thing as an annual health checkup. The main objective of a sports physical is to assess an athlete's medical history and physical fitness only as it relates to sports. During this time, Dr. Ranjan will review your medical history, such as sports-related injuries, heart disease, diabetes, or any other medical condition, that may impede your ability to participate in sports safely. From there, she'll perform a physical exam to measure your fitness and capability to engage in vigorous activity.

How to get a sports physical

A sports physical determines if you or your child are in good health to play sports. To ensure you are physically fit and strong enough to safely participate in sports and physical activities of any kind, call Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX. We'd be happy to set up a sports physical so you and your loved ones can keep up their competitive edge. Our practice accepts all kinds of insurance plans and popular Medicare programs.

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