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Sports & Activities Medical

Private Medicals for Sports and Strenuous Activities

In order to establish all the full requirements of your medical, we will first need you to send us a copy of the form(s) that you need completing as part of your medical. The link below and this will take you to our online Medical Request Form where you can provide us with the requirements of your medical and upload any documents you have related to the medical.

Medical Request Form

Why Are Medicals Required for Certain Sports & Activities?

In the world of football, players are commodities. Clubs buy them as assets, so they need to ensure those assets are in good condition and capable of meeting the demands placed on them. That's why every new contract or transfer is preceded by a stringent medical.

A process similar to this is required for many amateur activities and sports that might be deemed dangerous or extremely strenuous. A private medical at an iGP clinic in Cardiff, Swansea or Newport assesses whether or not your body can cope with such high levels of physical exertion.

Some sports and activities are so demanding, the organisations in charge of them require a medical as a condition of participation. Proof of a successful medical may also be required in the form of a certificate.

Verify your fitness or ability to take part in strenuous activities with a thorough medical performed by an iGP clinician. Call us today for more information or book your appointment online.

Which Sports and Activities Might Require a Medical?

There are activities that put enormous strain on the human body - so much so that participants must be strenuously stress-tested beforehand. In many cases, an official certificate from a healthcare clinic might be required.

The sports and activities that might require a pre-participation medical or health check include:

  • Boxing

  • Mixed martial arts

  • City marathons

  • Scuba diving

  • Triathlons

  • Skydiving

  • Official cycling events

  • Official athletics events and organisations

  • Various professional and semi-professional sporting organisations

  • A medical involves a series of health checks to determine whether or not your participation in these sports and activities is safe.

    At the end of your sports medical, your physician will talk you through your results and do one of the following:

  • Clear you for participation without restrictions

  • Clear you for participation based on your acceptance of certain recommendations or treatments

  • Advise against participation ? either temporarily or permanently

  • Documents - Important Information

    You are advised to bring with you the forms required for completion of the medical, along with photo identification and a passport sized photograph. Please also bring any medication you are currently taking along with your prescription glasses if you wear them. We will also require you to bring a copy of you NHS GP Summary sheet, which includes a list of your NHS GP appointments and any medications prescribed. This can be requested directly from your NHS GP surgery.

    What's Included in the Average Sports Medical?

    The exact list of tests carried out as part of a sports medical can vary, depending on the activity and the nature of the competition. However, a thorough medical might involve:

  • An assessment of your medical history

  • Blood pressure tests

  • Cholesterol checks

  • Vision checks

  • Various checks on the joints and muscles

  • Ears, nose and throat checks

  • A full physical examination

  • An ECG

  • A stress-test ECG

  • X-rays

  • Spirometry tests to check your respiratory capacity

  • Blood tests

  • Ultrasound scans

  • Cardio-pulmonary exercise tests

  • Various general fitness tests

  • What If I Need To Cancel?

    If you cancel your appointment 24 hours before it starts, then you will receive a full refund. However, If you cancel your appointment within the 24-hour period before the appointment is due, then you will be liable to pay the cost of the consultation. If you do need to reschedule please contact us as soon as possible.

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