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Participating in sports offers numerous benefits for both children and adults, including physical fitness, teamwork, and discipline. However, ensuring that athletes are physically capable and healthy enough to engage in sports is crucial to prevent injuries and optimize performance. At Cermak Immediate Care, located in Chicago, Cicero, and Roseland, we offer detailed sports physicals designed to assess and clear individuals for participation in sports activities.

Importance of Physical Exams Before Sports

Sports physicals, also known as pre-participation physical examinations (PPE), are vital in identifying any health issues that might compromise an athlete’s safety during sports activities. These exams help to:

  • Detect any conditions that may restrict participation.
  • Identify any risk factors linked to specific sports.
  • Help ensure the safety of the athlete during practice and competition.

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

At Cermak Immediate Care, sports physicals involve several key assessments:

  • Medical History Review: This includes questions about previous injuries, ongoing health problems, previous surgeries, and family history of illness that might influence the athlete’s ability to play.
  • Physical Examination: The physical part of the examination includes checking the athlete’s height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, vision, heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat. It also assesses joint flexibility, strength, and posture.
  • Fitness Assessment: Evaluates the strength and flexibility specific to the sport in which the individual will participate.

Enhancing Athletic Performance and Safety

By performing thorough sports physicals, our team at Cermak Immediate Care aims not only to safeguard athletes from potential health risks but also to enhance their overall athletic performance by advising on optimal physical health strategies.

Preparing for Your Sports Physical

To ensure a comprehensive evaluation, athletes or their guardians should come prepared with:

  • A list of any medications currently being taken.
  • Eyeglasses or contact lenses if vision correction is needed.
  • Any important medical records or previous sports physical forms.
  • Specific questions or concerns about participating in sports.

FAQs About Sports Physicals

Visit Cermak Immediate Care for Your Sports Physical

For athletes looking to start a new sport or continue in their sports career, obtaining a sports physical is a crucial step. Visit us at any of our locations in Chicago, Cicero, or Roseland for a thorough examination that ensures you are ready and safe to hit the field, court, or track. At Cermak Immediate Care, we are dedicated to helping you perform at your best while maintaining your health and safety.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Cicero

Cermak Immediate Care

5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804

Chicago

Cermak Immediate Care

2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608

Roseland

Cermak Immediate Care

134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

Rapid Immediate Care

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Rolling Meadows

NewMed Immediate Care

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008