[The physical fitness visit: a serious medical procedure for the surveillance of sportsmen].

  • Hugues Monod
  • Published 1990 in Bulletin de l'Académie nationale de médecine

Abstract

Assessment of physical capability is especially important in sports medicine. It allows the choice of the appropriate sport, and the biomedical follow-up of the health of the sportsman engaged in a monitored training. The so called aptitude examination is a responsible action which requires time, an accurate clinical sense and involves the responsibility both of the general practitioner and of the sport medicine specialist. During the medical follow up, with the help of specialized functional tests, the physician may detect a state of overtraining and start a dissuasive action against doping habits.

Cite this paper

@article{Monod1990ThePF, title={[The physical fitness visit: a serious medical procedure for the surveillance of sportsmen].}, author={Hugues Monod}, journal={Bulletin de l'Académie nationale de médecine}, year={1990}, volume={174 8}, pages={1247-52; discussion 1252-3} }