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Orthopedic Sports Physicals

Robert A. Mileski, MD -  - Sports Medicine Doctor

Phoenix Orthopedic Group

Robert A. Mileski, MD

Sports Medicine Doctor & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Scottsdale, AZ

Orthopedic sports physicals are often a required preventive component of participating in a new sport or activity, although you may also need to see an orthopedist if you recently suffered from a sports injury. As a board-certified orthopedist who specializes in sports medicine, Robert A. Mileski, MD, provides comprehensive orthopedic sports physicals at Phoenix Orthopedic Group in Scottsdale, Arizona. To schedule your appointment, call the office or request a visit online.

Orthopedic Sports Physicals Q & A

Why do I need an orthopedic sports physical?  

An orthopedic sports physical is a comprehensive exam with a provider who understands the stress your sport can put on your body. You may need an orthopedic sports physical to:

  • Determine the extent of a sports injury  
  • Get clearance to return to sports after injury or surgery
  • Ensure you’re healthy enough to participate in a sporting event
  • Get started on a sports medicine treatment plan if you have an underlying condition

Your orthopedic sports physical is entirely tailored to your unique needs, including the sport in which you participate and your personal health history. 

What happens during an orthopedic sports physical?

Phoenix Orthopedic Group houses some of the most state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, so you can expect comprehensive care and the answers you need during your orthopedic sports physical. Depending on your sports requirements, Dr. Mileski may:

  • Check your blood pressure and listen to your lungs
  • Observe your general mobility, such as walking
  • Evaluate your muscle strength and flexibility
  • Check your height and weight
  • Evaluate your joint mobility
  • Check your reflexes
  • Order a blood draw
  • Gather X-rays 

If you participate in a contact sport, such as football, Dr. Mileski may need to know about your history with concussions, too.

How do I prepare for an orthopedic sports physical?

As a leader in sports medicine, Dr. Mileski ensures you receive all of the screenings you need during your orthopedic sports physical. He also provides you with the education you need to prevent athletic injuries. 

To help you prepare for your appointment at Phoenix Orthopedic Group, it’s helpful to:

  • Request your medical records, especially from any other orthopedists you’ve seen
  • Get copies of X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, or CT scans from prior sports injuries
  • Make a list of all medications you take, both prescription and non-prescription

You should also write down any questions or concerns you have about your sports performance, so you can get the answers you need during your appointment. 

Call the office to book your orthopedic sports physical at Phoenix Orthopedic Group or schedule an appointment online.