The first thing our physicians will do is ask you about the health complaints about which you are chiefly concerned. They will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best treatment.
Medical records, such as diagnostic test results, or imaging results, such as X-rays and MRIs, will also provide important information about your condition.
Certain things in your health history are particularly vital to appropriate chiropractic care. This information could provide important clues that will allow your chiropractor to properly diagnose your problem.
In the State of Florida, students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade who are making their initial entry into a Florida school must present a record of a physical examination completed within the past 12 months. The exam record should be taken to the child’s school upon enrollment. Although a specific form is not required, it is recommended that Florida’s standardized School Entry Exam form (DH 3040) be used to document the completion of a physical examination. It must be completed by a healthcare provider licensed to perform physical examinations. For students transferring to a Florida school, a comparable form from another state would be acceptable, if completed within 1 year. We offer Florida-approved school physicals for children entering schools as well as school sports physicals.
Anyone starting a new physical routine should get a sports physical. Some schools and club teams require them before an athlete can participate in sports. Even adults starting a new class at the gym will benefit from getting a sports physical prior to starting a new fitness regimen.
Our doctors are on the lookout for several factors that may affect a person’s ability to safely play a particular sport. The exam may include an analysis of family or personal health history, as well as a person’s resting and active vital signs. The doctors often treat sports injuries, so an exam will also include an evaluation of current joint health, muscle strength, and flexibility. The sports physical can help identify pre-existing conditions that may interfere with a person’s ability to safely train or compete, potentially preventing the development of severe injuries or health complications.
A pre-employment physical is a medical exam that your employer may require to ensure that you are physically capable of performing job-related responsibilities. Like a sports physical, a pre-employment physical includes family and personal health history as well as vitals, muscle strength and flexibility, basic eye exam, and joint health to help identify pre-existing conditions that may interfere with a person’s ability to work in certain environments.