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When You Get A Sports Physical Do You Always Get Drug Tested
Depends: For a typical high school physical, not usually. For collegiate and elite level it depends on the school or governing organization. For olympic level, yes. Check with your athletics dept or coaches. That's your best resource. ...Read more
Very few: Drug testing is used as a deterrent to using, and only a few public high schools require a drug test as part of a physical exam. As they will only be testing for illegal drugs, not prescriptions, we all hope as an athlete you would not be positive. Get help if you are and need help stopping so you will be available for heathy pursuits. ...Read more
I want to play sports but I have to do a sports physical first. What do they do at them & do I get drug tested?
HaveFunPlayingStoned: Ask them. Wouldn't hurt. Just wear a bag on your head and disguise your voice. Oh, or use the phone. A sports physical always includes a routine physical exam. The rest depends on your scholarly jurisdiction and the discretion of the examining physician. Sometimes it's blood, sometimes, x-rays or heart tests, most of the time nothing extra. Depends on what they find or what you tell them. Consent is required ...Read more
I am 17 years old and turn 18 in july, do I need an adult to come with me to get a sports physical?
Depends: My office offers parents the choice of letting their older teens come alone to the office for care as long as the proper permission forms are signed ahead of time. This includes physicals & sick visits. A phone call to the office should be able to answer your question. After you turn 18, you actually have to give permission here for anyone else to come in with you. ...Read more
I took my daughter to get a sports physical today. The physician noticed a swollen lymph node on her neck.?
Most are fine: Lymph nodes are small organs (many people describe them as swollen "glands"). They work by giving a convenient place for the immune system to interact with invaders such as viruses and bacteria in order to fight them. I think of them as the local "battlefields" of the immune system and the nodes closest to the area swell. Have her see her doctor to make sure it is going away, but it is likely ok. ...Read more
Depends on Sport: Some sports ban different substances than others. The Best place to look is at the websites o regulatory commissions such as WADA, USADA, USOC, NCAA, NFL, etc... Look for the "Banned Substance List". They are extensive and always changing. They usually can't keep up with the rate at which new substances are developing. It's a much larger list than can be said in 400 characters :) ...Read more
I am going to try out for the cheerleading team, I need to get a physical. What does a sports physical consist of?
Depend on your schoo: This will depend on your school, the rules and guidelines they have. Usually it is a physical examination, and now some schools are doing cardiac evaluations as well. You need to find out what the guidelines are for your school district. Ask your physician and that should help. ...Read more
Can people who have their gallbladders removed make it big either in physical sports or business or life? Any examples? I might have to get my out at 35
Yes!!!: Big as in successful? I don't have any examples of professional athletes or business (wo)men who've had their gallbladders removed because it's not considered a big deal nor does the surgery or lack of gallbladder impede anyone's function, either on the field or off it. Techniques have advanced dramatically such that removal of gallbladder is now an outpatient procedure with a few small punctures. ...Read more
Is there any were in tucson I get a free sports physical by monday I need it by monday so I can play a sport
Not that i know of.: I'm not aware of any at this time. ...Read more
I do not believe that this is routine at the high school level. It is at the college level.
The head of athletics department would be the best source for a response. Some medications if prescribed and monitored by a physician are allowed by the ncaa. However, the athlete still has to be very careful especially regarding sports drinks and otc medications and supplements. ...Read more
What do doctors do when you get a physical so you can play sports? Are they just making sure nothing is broken?
Sports Physical: The medical exam that is done prior to participating in a sport or activity is helpful to determine if certain risk factors exist or an activity should be modified. The history of the patient is the most useful information because it can alert the doctor to a need for further testing or exams. A sports physical does not eliminate the potential for health risks but may help in preventing problem ...Read more
Several Aspects: You usually spend time going over your past medical history, family history, surgical history, and sport history. Then there is a physical exam of the patient that can also include a more focused exam depending on the history. A doctor may also order other tests like blood work or imagingj- again, depending on the history and exam. ...Read more
http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/childrens-hospital/health-info/ages-stages/childhood/hic-sports-physicals. Aspx.
Limited benefit: Being healthy really required both an appropriate nutrition plan and a regimen of regular cardiovascular exercise and even weight training (builds lean metabolically-active muscle tissue). Without exercise, your efforts at improving your health will be limited. Ditto if you smoke. ...Read more
Lots: There are many sports that teens can play to stay healthy. Soccer, basketball, running, and swimming are great aerobic workouts. Tennis, football, softball, and gymnastics are great options too. Sports are a great way to remain healthy and establish a social circle with other teens. Sports teach competition, sportsmanship, and hard work. It is important to pick a sport your teen will enjoy. ...Read more
Yes- but w/ and w/o: You can sustain a significant back injury that may be sports related with and without a back support device. Proper technique (if lifting weights as an example) and proper positioning (if colliding with another player in a sporting event) will be likely more beneficial in reducing risk of sports related back injury. ...Read more
Is it beneficial to do cardio in the morning and then do fighting sport at night to get into shape?
Yes: That is normally how it's done, but, whatever works best for you... Is the best... So u stick with it. ...Read more
When I got my sports physical the nurse that took my height said I was 4'7 and I'm really 5'10. Should I do something about this?
I have a 15 y/o son that has gained 20 pounds since january. He is active in sports and says he doesn't seem like he can ever get full?
I don't really get excited about anything anymore. No favorite sports team, not about vacations, or anything. I don't know why. What's wrong with me?
Wrong side.: The jockstrap is for the front, not the back. ...Read more
Training is very sports specific, so it depends on what specific physical activities you'd like to be capable of.
General fitness can be accomplished through "cross-training"
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00339 ...Read more
HIV is weak: The HIV virus cannot stay infectious outside the body for an extended time. That is why HIV has "never" been transmitted between family members in non-sexual non-needle sharing settings. [MMWR 42(49), 1993]. Likewise, there has never been a documented case of HIV transmission from contact sports. Therefore, the risk is essentially zero. If someone bleeds during sports, use universal precautions. ...Read more
History and Exam: High school athletes, whether male or female, will complete a thorough history form asking about any injuries or medical problems that may affect their sports participation. They will then undergo a thorough examination, including musculoskeletal and heart exam. Males also often undergo a testicular exam and hernia check. ...Read more
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