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Physicals are a type of whole-body medical exam. Their purpose is to keep workers and athletes safe when performing physical activities that require strenuous movements. The ability of an employer to maintain a workers' compensation policy and business license may depend on every employee undergoing a pre employment and routine work physical. Most schools, including colleges and universities, also require physicals before any student-athlete can start practicing or playing team sports. Your doctor may also recommend a physical if you're planning a vacation involving rigorous exercise or if you're intending to start a new exercise routine. At BASS Urgent Care, we provide physicals for workers and athletes at convenient times in Walnut Creek.
Sports physicals are typically required at every level of athletic play. Even if you just play in a weekend adult softball league, the league may require you to have a physical and a doctor's signature to play. The sports physical reduces the organization's liability if you were to have an unforeseen medical emergency while practicing or playing.
During a sports physical in Walnut Creek, our doctors at BASS Urgent Care will take your blood pressure and pulse. You will also have your vision checked. Doctors will also check your heart, abdomen, lungs, posture and range of motion. Your flexibility and coordination will also be examined. The doctor will check your joints and strength, such as your hand grip. You will need to provide your medical history, including any past sports injuries or other accidents you've had. It's important for doctors to know if you have a history of concussion, sprains, strains or fractures.
At BASS Urgent Care, we use the physical exam guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH). The CDC's guidelines are general for student-athletes and for workers. NIOSH's guidelines are specific to workers. Some areas of employment, such as transportation, have specific requirements for annual physicals. If you drive a truck, bus or other vehicle for work-related purposes, we can perform your physical to these standards.
Our annual wellness physicals are a wise choice for anyone who wants to stay healthy and keep track of their health status. During a routine annual physical in Walnut Creek, we will measure your weight, height and waist circumference. From this information, we'll calculate your body mass index (BMI). This information also allows us to determine if your height is decreasing, which is a sign of osteoporosis. We'll check your range of movement and flexibility, which helps us detect the early signs of arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders. Our physicians will also check your reflexes, vision, hearing, blood pressure and coordination.
Our employment-based physicals are for people seeking employment in or already employed as a firefighter, police officer, pilot, flight attendant, driver or mariner. We also offer fit-for-duty and immigration physicals. If you're applying for a job that requires a pre employment physical exam because of the work duties, we can do this for you. Our other employment-based physicals include respirator fitting, functional capacity and job-related tasks.
We perform physicals using the most up-to-date standards, and we submit all paperwork to the required parties. We do this in a timely manner so that you can start your job or sports practices without delay. For more information on physicals in Walnut Creek, contact BASS Urgent Care today.
Payments to BASS Urgent Care in Walnut Creek are due at the time of services or procedures. Services and procedures are covered by most medical insurance plans. If you have questions about your insurance coverage or any billing issues, please call one of our experts on the billing team.
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