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Orthopedic Care and Sports Medicine
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Sports Physicals

A sports physical exam is also known as a preparticipation physical examination (PPE). The exam helps determine whether it's safe for your child to participate in a particular sport. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association requires annual sports physicals for all participating students.  But even if a PPE isn't required for your child, physicians still highly recommend getting one.  You should plan to have your physical about 6 weeks before the season begins for your child's sport so there's enough time to follow up on something, if necessary. A sports physical consists of two parts: medical history and a physical exam.  The medical history questionnaire is filled out by the parent and includes information about family medical history and the student's past illnesses or injuries.  It's important to answer the questions as well as you can. Try not to guess or to give answers you think your doctor wants. The physical exam includes checking the child's height and weight, and blood pressure and pulse.  The doctor will also evaluate posture, joints, strength, and flexibility, and test the child's vision. The physician may also ask questions about the child’s health habits. At the end of your exam, the doctor will either fill out and sign the form if everything checks out OK.  In some cases, he or she may recommend a follow-up exam, additional tests, or treatment for medical issues. A sports physical is important to help you discover and deal with any health issues that might interfere with your child's participation in a sport. The physician can identify risk factors that are linked to specific sports and make recommendations that could help your child avoid injuries.  Getting a sports physical once a year is usually adequate. You should also get checked out after healing from a major injury before you start practicing or playing again.  Click here to download a sports physical form (opens in a new tab or window).
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Orthopedic Care for: bone fractures joint injuries joint sprains torn ligaments rheumatoid arthritis muscle strains acute back pain neck pain sports injuries musculoskelatal trauma
Specializing in: orthopedic surgery total knee replacement total hip replacement total shoulder replacement minimally invasive surgery ACL reconstruction arthroscopy rotator cuff surgery non-surgical orthopedics spine & joint injections
Convenient Locations in: Randolph County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Davidson County, and areas of Rockingham County and Alamance County, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax, Pleasant Garden, Reidsville, Browns Summit, Gibsonville, Whitsett, McLeansville,Julian, Jamestown and surrounding areas
Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists 1130 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: 336.375.2300 Fax: 336.375.2314 mwo @ sosbonedocs.com
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Orthopedic Care and Sports Medicine
[Image of young boy in uniform playing baseball]  Use the button above to download a sports physical form

Sports Physicals

A sports physical exam is also known as a preparticipation physical examination (PPE). The exam helps determine whether it's safe for your child to participate in a particular sport. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association requires annual sports physicals for all participating students.  But even if a PPE isn't required for your child, physicians still highly recommend getting one.  You should plan to have your physical about 6 weeks before the season begins for your child's sport so there's enough time to follow up on something, if necessary. A sports physical consists of two parts: medical history and a physical exam.  The medical history questionnaire is filled out by the parent and includes information about family medical history and the student's past illnesses or injuries.  It's important to answer the questions as well as you can. Try not to guess or to give answers you think your doctor wants. The physical exam includes checking the child's height and weight, and blood pressure and pulse.  The doctor will also evaluate posture, joints, strength, and flexibility, and test the child's vision. The physician may also ask questions about the child’s health habits. At the end of your exam, the doctor will either fill out and sign the form if everything checks out OK.  In some cases, he or she may recommend a follow-up exam, additional tests, or treatment for medical issues. A sports physical is important to help you discover and deal with any health issues that might interfere with your child's participation in a sport. The physician can identify risk factors that are linked to specific sports and make recommendations that could help your child avoid injuries.  Getting a sports physical once a year is usually adequate. You should also get checked out after healing from a major injury before you start practicing or playing again.  Click here to download a sports physical form (opens in a new tab or window).
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© Copyright Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists.  All rights reserved.  Web development by A Better Web, Inc.
Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists logo
Orthopedic Care for: bone fractures joint injuries joint sprains torn ligaments rheumatoid arthritis muscle strains acute back pain neck pain sports injuries musculoskelatal trauma
Specializing in: orthopedic surgery total knee replacement total hip replacement total shoulder replacement minimally invasive surgery ACL reconstruction arthroscopy rotator cuff surgery non-surgical orthopedics spine & joint injections
Serving Patients in: Randolph County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Davidson County, and areas of Rockingham County and Alamance County, Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Kernersville, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Stokesdale, Colfax, Pleasant Garden, Reidsville, Browns Summit, Gibsonville, Whitsett, McLeansville,Julian, Jamestown and surrounding areas
Murphy Wainer Orthopedic Specialists 1130 North Church Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: 336.375.2300 Fax: 336.375.2314 mwo @ sosbonedocs.com
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