You may need a law enforcement physical as a condition of your employment with your new department. Law enforcement officers are required to not only be physically fit in order to perform their duties but also mentally fit. Dr. Paz and his team at Occupational Medicine of the Rockies understand the unique health requirements needed to be a law enforcement officer and perform the necessary examinations and tests to ensure you’re fit.
A law enforcement physical may also be necessary if you were injured on the job. Dr. Paz provides expert care for injured workers and can ensure that your injury has healed and you’re ready to return to your regular duties.
Your law enforcement physical is a comprehensive medical examination. Dr. Paz reviews all of your body systems to assess your health and ensure you don’t have any health conditions that would impede your ability to perform your physical duties. While the exam includes many of the same tests you would expect from your primary care physician, your law enforcement physical also assesses your strength, endurance, and stamina, which are all important physical requirements for law enforcement officers.
Dr. Paz may also spend time going over your health assessment and offering recommendations on how to maintain or improve your health to help you stay fit for duty.
Dr. Paz may conduct tests to further assess your health during your law enforcement physical. He may run a blood test or a drug screen. If he has concerns about heart health, he may recommend an electrocardiogram or a stress test.
Your mental health is as important as your physical health when you’re working as a law enforcement officer. Dr. Paz and his team of specialists at Occupational Medicine of the Rockies may also include specialized tests to assess your mental health.
Dr. Paz understands the physical and mental requirements it takes to be a law enforcement officer and can provide you with a comprehensive physical to ensure you’re more than capable of protecting and serving your community.
For a thorough law enforcement physical from the experts, call Occupational Medicine of the Rockies today to schedule your appointment.
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