If you or your child is due for a sports physical to maintain eligibility for school-sponsored sports activities, you can turn to Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic. Yaminah Matthews, APRN, FNP-C, offers comprehensive sports physicals at the Waxahachie, Texas, office. Book your next sports physical at Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic by phone or request one online today.
A sports physical is a comprehensive physical exam necessary to ensure you or your child is healthy enough to safely participate in football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and other school-sponsored sports activities.
Yaminah has the expertise and experience necessary to successfully complete sports examinations.
When you or your child arrive for a sports physical, you’re greeted by warm, welcoming staff. Yaminah completes the following during each physical:
Yaminah weighs you, measures your height, and checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs.
During a medical history review, Yaminah asks questions about past diagnoses, previous injuries or surgeries, medications you or your child takes, risk factors, and family history of disease.
During a comprehensive physical examination, Yaminah evaluates your eyes, nose, ears, throat, abdomen, heart, lungs, limbs, and reflexes. She assesses your joints, posture, flexibility, and strength and looks for signs of injury. She also tests your vision.
Yaminah may recommend diagnostic testing to screen for certain medical problems. Examples include diabetes, allergies, asthma, heart problems, and musculoskeletal injuries. She might suggest blood tests, urine tests, allergy tests, lung function tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to detect or rule out an illness, disease, or injury.
If everything checks out okay during a sports physical, Yaminah fills out the appropriate paperwork and gives you a copy.
If Yaminah feels uncomfortable signing off on your sports physical, it’s normal to feel frustrated. However, it’s important to understand that if she identifies an area of concern, addressing those concerns is essential for your overall health and wellness. Many health issues respond best to treatment when caught in the early stages, so “failing” a sports physical could be what prevents a far worse outcome.
If you or your child has an illness, disease, or injury, she might recommend a follow-up exam, additional diagnostic testing, specialist referrals, or treatments for your condition.
You might require lifestyle changes, medications, a brace, vision correction, or an inhaler for asthma. After being treated for a health problem, Yaminah can often clear you or your child to play sports.
The next time you or your child requires a sports physical, you can trust Trinity Salem Family Health Clinic. Call the office or book an appointment online today.