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Sports Physical

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in Grapevine, TX

Sports Physical services offered in Grapevine, TX

Almost all types of sports, dance, cheerleading, and other activities require a sports physical beforehand to ensure you or a loved one can safely participate. If you need a sports physical, come visit the exceptional team led by Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, in Grapevine, Texas. You can book a sports physical, as well as routine exams or school physicals, directly through the website or over the phone.

Sports Physical Q & A

Why are sports physicals important?

Sports physicals are comprehensive exams that involve evaluating you or a loved one from head to toe. Your provider performs sport-specific tests and screenings to ensure you:

  • Have minimal risk of injury
  • Are in overall good health
  • Have recovered from a previous injury
  • Are properly managing a chronic issue, such as asthma

Sports physicals are also your chance to ask questions. You can learn how to help prevent injuries and get all the information you need if an injury occurs. 

 

What can I expect during a sports physical?

Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, is dedicated to providing personalized care where you and your child feel comfortable and welcome. 

Sports physicals often begin with a discussion. Your provider needs to know about any health problems or prior injuries, as well as the details of your sport.

After talking with you, your practitioner performs a physical examination and:

  • Observes your walk
  • Checks your height and weight 
  • Checks your range of motion
  • Gathers any necessary imaging or labs

Your provider also evaluates all of your medications, if applicable, to ensure they’re up-to-date. 

 

What do I bring to a sports physical?

Before coming into Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, for you or your loved one’s sports physical, you can take a few steps to prepare. It’s helpful to bring:

  • Previous medical records
  • Identification documents
  • Insurance card

You should also print out a copy of the sports physical form for your provider to fill out. Lastly, if you or your child has been experiencing any unusual symptoms, like wheezing while breathing or muscle soreness, write that information down. 

Sometimes it’s helpful to have a list of concerns available, so you don’t forget to discuss them with your doctor.

Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, specializes in sports, school, and even annual physicals so you can feel confident that you’re going to receive the care you need. The team can meet all of your needs, including diagnostic testing, under one roof. 

Saba Shabnam, MD, FAAFP, provides comprehensive sports physicals. While you’re welcome to walk in, you can also book a visit online or over the phone.

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