Team Medic believes that all players who participate in high impact and high intensity sport should be required to complete a Health Questionnaire. It is acceptable to conduct medical screening/fitness test for professional athletes – especially when a significant transfer fee is dependant on the player’s fitness. The same approach should be adopted by amatuer sport teams to allow team management and coaches to assess a player’s mental and physical ability to compete.
The requirement for amature players to complete a health questionnaire is important considering that vast amount of sport participants of middle -aged, who may have an imbalanced diet, or may smoke and drink. These factors increases the risk of cardiac arrest and contribute to underlying cardiovascular diseases.
Furthermore, the importance of completing a health questionnaire cannot be overstated, based on the grounds of health and safety. The questionnaire will identify and inform coaches and management of a player’s pre-existing medical conditions for example . asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, to name a few.
Below is a sample Health Questionnaire Team Medic produced for amatuer teams. Please feel free to contact us if you require further assistance to develop and bespoke your own questionnaire.
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