Sports physicals? In Urgent care? When I first began practicing, I didn’t think I would be doing a physical exam in urgent care. That’s what Family Med is for, right? Boy was I wrong! Sports physicals are actually very common in urgent care—some urgent care clinics have set up a partnership with local high schools. Also—cue those procrastinators who come in 5 min before closing because the form is due tomorrow!
Below you’ll find some few tips and tricks from Urgent Care Boot Camp by HippoEd. I’ve learned a ton about what I can improve on my own sports physicals to ensure the safety of my student athletes. *FYI—I’ve stayed away from mentioning Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy as this is often drilled into us & always the main topic of sports physical—rightfully so but thought I'd highlight other components!
As always, check out Urgent Care Boot Camp by HippoEd--they've been amazing partners in this blog series of tips/tricks and giving you insight into the course: here
Now, everyone knows student athletes bring in their own forms and requirements, however check out the "gold standard" pre-performance history and physical form by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). You cannot go wrong with these forms-links below:
Key medical history components:
Common abnormalities:Vision & Blood Pressure
Physical exam pearls
Should I restrict these athletes?
Did you learn something new? Check out next week's installment for a summary on common infections & antibiotics!