Walk-In for Your Physical Exam at Amory Urgent Care

If you don’t already know, a physical examination (often called a physical) is a routine test providers perform to evaluate your overall health. Physicals are required for participation in school sports and activities and by some employers for pre-employment screening.

In your physical exam, the provider evaluates you general health status to determine whether you are fit to participate in activities or perform the duties and responsibilities of your work.

The level of testing and examination required during the physical is determined by the entity for whom the exam is being ordered, such as your school district, the athletic department, or your employer.

Why a Physical Exam Is Necessary for School Sports or Activities

The purpose of a sports physical for school is to determine whether a student is healthy enough to participate in sports and to minimize the risk of sports-related injuries.

The sports physical exam is designed to identify any existing—including unknown—high-risk disorder or condition that might affect the athlete’s ability to play or threaten their safety. These include heart disease, diabetes, sickle cell trait, and asthma.

The physical exam also ensures that your child is up to date with their immunizations, such as the most recent tetanus shots, the hepatitis B series, the chickenpox vaccine, and the measles immunization.

Work Physicals Determine Job Fitness and Protect Workplace Safety

The goal of the pre-employment physical is to determine whether the prospective employee can perform the job’s physical demands. These tests make it possible to increase productivity by identifying candidates who cannot carry out the physical requirements of a particular job.

A pre-employment physical is also intended to maximize workplace safety and minimize the risk of worksite accidents. If a physician identifies a health concern during a physical, the candidate can address the issue before it becomes a serious problem. Physicals also give people information they can use when deciding whether to accept or decline a job offer.

What To Expect

Depending on the level of testing needed, some or all of the following may take place:

  • Measure your height
  • Check your weight
  • Take your blood pressure
  • Listen to your heart and lungs
  • Feel your abdomen
  • Look in your ears, nose, and throat
  • Check your eyesight
  • Test how strong and flexible you are
  • Urinalysis
  • Body mass index

If you need a physical exam for work or school, visit Amory Urgent Care. We provide a wide range of urgent care services to address medical issues, from physical exams and I.V. fluid hydration to colds, flu, fevers, and much more.

Still have questions? Simply give us a call at 662-256-5612 or walk in between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. any day of the week. We aim to make your healthcare experience efficient, quick, and as pleasant as possible.