Sports Physicals

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a budding sports enthusiast, or an elite athlete, the importance of regular sports physicals cannot be overstated. These check-ups not only ensure you’re physically fit to play but also help identify any potential health risks.

In fact, the MN State High School League requires this evaluation every 3 years, as the health and safety of athletes is paramount.

At Key Wellness, we’re dedicated to ensuring you perform your best, stay safe, and keep enjoying the activities you love.

What Are Sports Physicals?

Sports physicals, often referred to as pre-participation physical examinations (PPE), are screenings that determine an individual’s fitness to participate in an athletic activity. Beyond just the realms of professional sports, these exams are often mandatory for school sports teams, fitness programs, and certain adventure activities. Sports physicals have two key components:

Why Sports Physicals Matter

A sports physical is important because it provides:

What Sets Key Wellness Apart?

Here at Key Wellness, you can enjoy the following during your schedule for sports physicals:

  • Experienced providers: Our team comprises healthcare professionals well-versed with the demands of various sports, ensuring you get the best advice.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Our modern facilities enable comprehensive testing, from basic checks to advanced diagnostics.
  • Holistic wellness approach: Beyond the physical, we recognize the importance of mental and nutritional health in athletic performance. Our multidisciplinary approach ensures all aspects of wellness are covered.
  • Flexible scheduling: We understand the hectic schedules of athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Key Wellness offers flexible appointments to fit into your training routine.

Preparing for Your Sports Physical

As you schedule your consultation with us, you can prepare the following:

  • Medical records: Bring any past medical records, especially if you’re seeing a new practitioner.
  • List of medications: Include any over-the-counter medications, prescriptions, or supplements you’re taking.
  • Eyewear: If you wear glasses or contact lenses, bring them along for the vision test.
  • Questions: Note down any health-related questions or concerns you might have.

After the Exam

Once we complete your physical exam, our provider will give you feedback. If there are any concerns, you might be referred for further testing or to a specialist. If all is well, you’ll get the green light to participate in your sport.

Remember, a successful sports physical doesn’t mean you should overlook changes in your health during the season. Always listen to your body and seek medical advice if something doesn’t feel right.

Whether you’re an athlete looking to join the MN State High School League and require a mandatory physical, or if you’re aiming to be game-ready by personal choice, we have you covered. Schedule your sports physical at Key Wellness in Crosslake, MN, today, where your athletic aspirations will receive the most elite care.

Play it safe and join us today!

For athletes joining the Minnesota State High School League, click here for your 2023-2024 Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Medical Eligibility Form.