Monday, January 9, 2017

Sports Physicals: Steps to Take to Prepare for Your Physical Exam

Over the last few years, it seems like we are always seeing professional athletes return quickly from absolutely devastating injuries. One of the best examples of this is Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, who came back from a torn ACL and MCL in 2012 and won MVP honors.

As inspiring as these quick recovery stories are, it is important to note that Peterson was cleared to play by team doctors prior to returning to the field. It’s not as if he returned to the field on a gut feeling that he was fine. This is important to note because it highlights the importance of sports physicals.

Sports physicals are more than just a mere formality; they are designed to prevent further injury. Even a “small sprain” can weaken structures enough to raise your risk of re-injuring yourself if you do not give your body enough time to recover. Read more from this blog:

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