A sports physical is not the same as a regular physical; a sports physical assesses the health and fitness of an individual in relation to a particular sport they want to play. A physical examination by a physician is required for high school athletics in North Carolina.
A sports physical is often called a pre-participation physical. The athlete is examined to identify any high-risk disorder or condition that might affect an athlete’s ability to safely play. The sports physical varies among providers, but the goals of the exam are generally the same.
The purpose of a sport physical is to gain an understanding of the following factors:
- Medical history
- Physical maturity
- Any existing injuries
- Current fitness level
- Conditions that might increase risk of injury
CPCUC has EKG equipment for heart monitoring and digital x-ray technology to evaluate sprains, broken bones, and back pain. We can also use our services for drug and alcohol testing. These tests have no additional cost for an outside lab, and the results come back quicker. Saving you money is important, which is why we keep physicals affordable.
If your child is in need of a physical, CPCUC makes it easy for you and your children. We are open for your walk-in physical exam at your convenience - weekdays, weekends, and holidays so you can bring your children and teens in for school, camp, and sports physicals. Once you’re here, our on-site labs, X-rays, and testing services can provide most everything you need at one convenient stop.
CPCUC offers an x-ray lab on site with immediate interpretation by physicians who then can diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses from broken bones to pneumonia.
Instead of going to an ER or waiting for a referral from your doctor to obtain a x-ray, our on-site medical specialist and certified x-ray-technician will perform the x-ray study for your convenience. This will allow us to rapidly diagnose your illness or injury during your visit to our clinic. In addition to musculoskeletal x-ray imaging, we also offer other digital x-rays to assist in diagnosing other illnesses and conditions including pneumonia.
The accuracy of our x-rays is important to us to best serve you and ensure proper diagnosis. In addition to being read by our on-site medical specialist, all of our digital x-rays are also interpreted by a board-certified radiologist who will provide a formal radiology report for you. At your request, we can also provide the digital images for your files or for you to take to your primary care physician. Everything is done in one visit, so you can save time and you can heal faster.
CPCUC provides vaccinations administered with a gentle hand, keeping you healthy the whole season long. With immunizations for adults and children available at our clinic, walk in and get protected, no appointment needed. Some of the immunizations we offer:
- Influenza (flu shots)
- Tetanus (Td)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap & Dtap)
If your condition isn't life-threatening but should still be checked out, it is advisable to see Carolina Priority Care Urgent Care. Many injuries from a car accident can seem minor. However, with your adrenaline revved up, you may not actually be as well as you feel accident.
A few reasons to consider coming to CPCUC after a minor accident:
1. Discover Hidden Injuries
When you’re in a car accident, your adrenaline kicks in which can delay felling pain from an injury. Being checked thoroughly can be very important as soon as possible. It’s common for people to have injuries they don’t feel until hours or days after their accident. We can treat these injuries before they get worse.
2. Legal Documentation/Medical History
Haivng documentation for your injuries is a matter of practicality. Medical bills can ruin any financial security you have if you can’t get the responsible party to resolve them. The longer you wait, the more legal hurdles you could face. Getting a medical exam should be part of any post-accident checklist.
3. Concussion Risk
On top of the risk of unknown injuries like sprains or strains, it’s most important to find out if you have a head injury. Concussions are common with even minor car accidents, and they’re easy to treat. If you don’t catch them, though, they can lead to serious problems. Checking for concussion is common practice for anyone who was in a car accident at CPCUC. We have the equipment to make sure your brain is safe.