It is a common practice for school and public sports leagues and athletic organizations in St. Louis and nationwide to require the athletes to receive a comprehensive physical examination before participating in any sanctioned events. This is also true of many club sports organizations which serve adult athletes. It is one thing for kids to go out and play soccer or basketball with their friends, but when they are taking part in organized sports a host of legal issues arise that involve liability for injuries suffered on the field. In addition to shielding themselves against possible legal action, the leagues and organizers are also anxious to protect the health and well-being of the athletes. By screening for preexisting injuries, illnesses and other conditions, it is possible to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses caused by aggravation and overexertion while taking part in the sport.
At Total Access Urgent Care, we provide comprehensive athlete physical examinations to people throughout the local community at our locations in St. Louis and Chesterfield. Whether you have a child who is preparing to join a soccer, baseball, football, hockey or basketball team or if you personally are getting ready to start a new exercise program or to train for a triathlon or marathon, we encourage you to come in to our urgent care in St Louis for a checkup. We recommend this not only to satisfy any prerequisites for participation, but also as a safety precaution in the long run: if there is any type of condition that causes a predisposition to a sports injury, wouldn't you rather know in advance than finding out the hard way with a trip to the emergency room and weeks or months of recovery?