At One Stop Family Clinic, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner Emily Robinette provides a variety of types of physical examinations, including sports physicals. She is experienced in conducting sports physicals for children of all ages, who play a wide range of sports across Rutherford County.
Sports physicals consist of two parts: a medical history and a physical examination. The physical portion is designed to evaluate an athlete's general health, ensure that he or she is fit to participate in a particular sport, and assess his or her current fitness level, risk of injury, and physical well-being. The examination can uncover possible health conditions that may appear while the body is under an extreme amount of stress. Sports physicals are recommended for students and adults who participate in both school and club sports programs.
On occasion, congenital, or acquired anomalies that increase an athlete's risk of injury may be detected. These can include heart problems, breathing issues, musculoskeletal abnormalities, splenic enlargement, and vision issues.
Sports physicals can uncover an athlete's strengths and possible weaknesses. Some detected weaknesses could contribute to injuries on the playing field. In some cases, all that is required is a tailored strengthening program, designed to enable the athlete to better tolerate the stress of competition. Sports physicals may also show how past injuries have healed and if not, whether any medical intervention is necessary. Medical professionals know what to look for when it comes to musculoskeletal structures to determine if they are strong enough to handle a specific level of play.
This depends on the particular patient and policy. If the athlete is a child, it may be considered a necessary preventative measure and be covered. A sports physical conducted for an adult playing on a summer sports league, however, may not be. At One Stop Family Clinic, if you are due for your yearly wellness physical, we can do the wellness physical if we are in-network with your insurance and complete your sports forms as well for you.
"I took my son in at the last minute and Emily got us right in and took great care of him! She is very knowledgable and great with kids! "
"She stayed late and took wonderful care of my sick little boy, and the Mills Family even kept the pharmacy open late to make sure he got the meds he needed."
"You aren't just quantity here, at this family office you are treated and respected as family, as well as given an ultimate level of care."
"Just want to say again that I appreciate her being so kind and patient with me. I don't know what I would've done without this small family clinic yesterday!"