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Need a Sports Physical? Our Sports Chiropractor Can Provide It

If anyone in your family plays school sports, then sooner or later you're going to be informed that that family member needs to pass something called a PPE, or pre-participation examination -- more commonly known as a sports physical -- before even trying out for the team. The good news is that you can schedule this sports physical, along with a wealth of health advice and counseling, from our sports chiropractor at North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Dr. Patel.

Doctor treating a sports injury.

Why Are Sports Physicals Important?

You might wonder why sports physicals should be mandatory for every athlete, especially if your own child seems to be the picture of health. But looks can be deceiving, and a variety of underlying issues can place your young athlete at unnecessary risk. These may include a previous concussion or old orthopedic injury, an undetected case of hypertension, or even congenital problems such as type 1 diabetes or a heart defect. You simply can't assume that all is well, and this is why sports physicals would always be a smart idea even if they weren't required.

Sports physicals also play another critical role: keeping athletes healthy. In addition to checking for existing problems, our sports chiropractor can serve as a trusted advisor on all kinds of preventative wellness practices, including:

  • Proper nutrition for optimal performance
  • How and when to perform warm-up and cool-down exercises, which can help prevent soft tissue injuries
  • Safe, effective practice and training habits
  • Correct use of helmets or other safety devices
  • How to recognize signs of an injury or other health problem immediately

Examinations at North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center

Yes, it makes perfect sense to schedule those sports physicals with our chiropractor instead of another type of practitioner. Since chiropractors receive even more comprehensive medical training than the average family doctor, you can rest assured that your child will receive a thorough, detailed exam that produces accurate conclusions. Better yet, there's no better source to turn to for any questions or concerns about joint problems, injury rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal health.

What can you expect from a sports physical at North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center? First, we collect detailed information on your child's current health, medical history, and any current medications. Our chiropractor near Brea then checks vital signs, hearing/vision, cholesterol levels, reflexes, stance, gait, musculoskeletal alignment, and other factors directly related to athletic readiness. This exam is best scheduled as far in advance as reasonably possible, just in case we find anything that might call for a second consultation. A negative finding doesn't necessarily relegate your aspiring athlete to the bench -- but it does mean that special accommodations may be required, or that a different sport might be safer to pursue.

Schedule a Sports Physical from Our Chiropractor near Brea

Our chiropractor near Brea is ready to perform sports physicals for every athlete in your family, so don't put off this important pre-tryout task. Call North Orange County Chiropractic & Wellness Center at 714- 256-0411 to schedule the necessary appointments!

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