types of PHYSICALS

Routine Physical Medical Checkup

What is a Routine Physical?

Also known as a physical examination, this is a routine test conducted by your primary care provider, who could be a doctor or a nurse practitioner, to evaluate your overall health. The main purpose of the exam isn’t to determine why you’re ill, so you can opt for this exam even if you’re feeling perfectly fine. People are advised to visit their healthcare provider at least once a year for their routine checkups, especially if they’re above the age of 50.

Purpose of a Physical Exam:

  • Screening for Possible Diseases to Treat Them as Soon as Possible
  • Identity Medical Issues
  • Update Your Body with Necessary Immunizations and Medications
  • Ensure That Your Body is Healthy

How is it Performed?

  • First, your doctor will scan your body for unusual and concerning marks and growths.
  • Then they will check your organs by applying pressure to different body parts.
  • They will also listen to different body parts, using stethoscopes, to ensure that your organs are in tune with one another.
  • After that, the doctor will use a technique called percussion, which allows them to check for fluids in areas which shouldn’t have them.
  • They will also check your weight, height and pulse.
Physicals Routine Checkup

Pre-Employment Physicals:

What is Pre-Employment Physicals?

Before starting a new job, the employee must hand in a pre-employment exam as a part of the process. The test may include a drug test and/or a physical exam. The primary goal of this exam is to determine whether or not you have an undetected condition which can cause problems to your health by working in the job.

What Tests are Conducted for a Pre-Employment Physical?

This physical may include:

  • A Chest X-Ray
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecalysis
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • A Complete Physical Exam
  • A Drug Test

School/College Physicals

What is a School Physical?

Also known as fitness testing, most schools hold regular physical examinations to evaluate and assess the students abilities in a number of sports. These exams also help students to learn how healthy they are and set goals to improve their fitness.

The 5 Physical Fitness Tests:

  • Muscular Strength: 
The ability that helps you carry and lift heavy objects. Without this, our body won’t be able to keep up with our demands and functions.
  • Muscular Endurance:
The ability that helps you lift and carry objects for a long period of time.
  • Cardiovascular Endurance:
The body’s ability to keep up with heavy exercises, such as, swimming, running, cycling, etc.
  • Flexibility:
The ability that ensures your body can move freely without any stiffness.
  • Body Fat Composition:
This refers to the amount of fat on your body.  

Disability Physicals

Why are Disability Physicals Conducted?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires thorough information about anyone who has applied for disability and its benefits, as sometimes there isn’t enough information provided to them to grant the person with disability benefits.

How to Prepare for Them?

  • Make sure that you need a Disability Exam
  • Make a list of important questions that could be asked during the exam
  • Gather all of your previous documents and medical records
  • Practice your verbal explanation
  • Get along with your doctor
  • Take notes during the exam

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