Medical Screening

A medical screening is a series of medical tests or examinations conducted by a health professional, such as a sports physician or physiotherapist, often performed annually as part of a check up or used prior to recruitment or employment of an athlete. It is used to determine if there are any potential problem areas, injuries that are present or are susceptible, and any other pre-existing condition. Any person beginning an exercise program should at least complete the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ)

Medical Screening for the UEFA Champions League

As an example, here is some details of the medical screening that is performed for international football players, as published in the 2009/10 Regulations of the UEFA Champions League document. This medical screening is very comprehensive, and is divided into the following components:

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Prevent sporting injuries by performing a warm-up before each fitness session, which should include some stretching.

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