A girl’s sports physical is a vital part of ensuring that she stays healthy and safe while playing sports. Here’s what you can expect during the exam.
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The doctor will ask about your medical history
The doctor will ask about your medical history, including any injuries or illnesses that might impact your ability to play sports. They will also ask about your family’s medical history. You will likely get a physical exam, including a height and weight measurement, a vision test, and a hearing test. The doctor may also test your flexibility and range of motion.
You will have a physical exam
You will have a physical exam, which will include a breast and pelvic exam for girls who have reached puberty. The doctor or nurse will also check your blood pressure, weight, and height. If you play a sport that requires special equipment, such as a mouthguard, the doctor or nurse will also check to make sure that it fits properly.
You may have a pelvic exam
You may have a pelvic exam. The doctor will look for signs of puberty and check your reproductive organs. You may also be asked to bare your breast so the doctor can check for lumps.
You will have a breast exam
Be sure to wear a shirt that can be easily removed and a skirt or shorts. The doctor or nurse will check your blood pressure, height and weight. You will also have a breast exam. The breast exam is important because it can help find problems early, when they are easier to treat. You will also be asked about your period and sexual activity. This is so the doctor or nurse can answer any questions you have and give you the information you need to stay healthy.
You will have a sports physical
You will have a physical in order to play sports. The doctor will most likely check your height, weight, blood pressure, and vision. They will also check your heart, lungs, and stomach. The doctor may also ask you questions about your eating habits and activity level.
You may have a vision test
At your appointment, your doctor will likely:
-Take your height and weight to calculate your body mass index (BMI).
-Measure your blood pressure.
-Feel your pulse.
-Listen to your heart with a stethoscope.
-Test your vision. The doctor or nurse may use a machine called a autorefractor or retinoscope to test how well you see at different distances.
You will have a hearing test
You will have a hearing test to make sure you can hear well enough to participate in sports. The doctor or nurse will ask you to stand up and then cover one of your ears. They will then ask you to raise your hand when you hear a beeping sound coming from a machine.
You may have a blood test
In addition to the standard} physical examination, you may have a blood test. The blood test evaluates your blood count, which gives information about your overall health. The blood test also measures your levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol.
You may have a urine test
At your sports physical, the doctor or nurse will likely start by asking about your medical history and any recent injuries. They will then do a physical exam, which may include checking your height, weight, blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing.
You may also have a urine test to check for signs of dehydration or drug use. The doctor will also check your joints and muscles for any problems. If you play a contact sport, the doctor may also do a mouthguard fitting to make sure you have the right size and type of mouthguard to protect your teeth.
10)You will be given a physical activity plan
You will be given a physical activity plan.