Medical specifics

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  1. In the Medical Test do they happen to check our feet, as I've had some people telling me yes and some people saying no? Or is it a thin gfor some regiments to do and others to not..?

    Cheers guys
  2. They should.

    Whats wrong with your feet?
  3. Webbed toes?
  4. The medical will start with a basic screening. This will involve measuring your height and weight, eye test including colour vision, hearing test and breathing test. Those individuals who are heavier than predicted will have further testing performed to ensure that you are muscularly built rather than fat.

    The doctor will confirm your medical history and ask you to undress down to your underwear. A chaperone will be made available during your medical examination if requested. This is normally a member of the ADSC medical centre. A female chaperone routinely accompanies any female applicants who is examined by a male doctor.

    The doctor will carry out an extensive examination including an assessment of your joints and muscles. You will be asked to perform functional tests such as hopping, jumping, squats and press-ups to ensure that you are medically fit for arduous training. Male applicants will have their scrotum checked to ensure that they do not have a hernia or testicular swelling that requires investigation. This is because that significant scrotal swelling can cause pain and discomfort if performing a large amount of physical exercise and therefore such conditions need to be treated before starting training.

    Female applicants may have a breast examination as part of the medical and no applicant will have an internal examination of any form. There is no requirement for blood tests or vaccinations during this medical. However, you may have to go for further tests or investigations if anything significant is found during your medical.

    Recruits are expected to have an adequate level of dental health. There is no dental inspection at ADSC, although some individuals with very poor dental health may be deferred at their medical until they have received adequate treatment.
  5. don't have any?
  6. why do hear banjo's playing in the background?
  7. Thanks that was useful. :)