Routine & Sports Physicals

Staying physically active is important for overall health and well-being. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just starting a new exercise routine, it’s important to make sure your body is ready for the physical demands of physical activity. That’s where routine and sports physicals come in.

Routine & Sport Physicals Q & A

Why is it important for overweight individuals to have routine physicals?

Overweight individuals are at increased risk for various health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. These health problems can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Routine physicals can help detect these conditions early, allowing for prompt treatment and management. A doctor can also advise on lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, to help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing these conditions. Additionally, routine physicals can also check for other potential health problems, such as cancer and liver disease, which are also more common in overweight individuals.

Why is a sports physical important for athletes?

A sports physical is important for athletes to ensure their safety and readiness for the upcoming season. This examination assesses an athlete’s health and detects any potential health issues that may affect their performance or increase the risk of injury.

What can be detected during a routine physical for older people?

A routine physical for older people is important for monitoring physical changes and chronic conditions as well as detecting new health problems. During a routine physical, a doctor can evaluate the patient’s overall health and physical function, including measuring blood pressure, heart rate, and performing a thorough physical examination. The doctor can also check for signs of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis, and monitor their management. Additionally, a doctor can recommend and perform age-appropriate screenings and immunizations, such as mammograms and flu shots. A routine physical for older individuals can also help detect any changes in mental function, such as memory loss, and assess the need for referrals to specialists for further evaluation.

If you are ready to schedule a routine or sports physical, call Woodlands Primary Healthcare or schedule an appointment online. Our team of healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping individuals stay on top of their physical health and achieve their health and fitness goals.