Medical Examination- What's involved?

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  1. Nathan100101

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    Got touched by a man with very cold fingers in places my girlfriend hasn't even seen. Think I may have been in the wrong building but enjoyed myself none the less.
     
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  2. TwoElls

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    I was asked if I was applying for a marine or porn star. He really couldn't tell.
     
  3. jonood

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    @ninjastoker is it a full medical for nfa medical applicants or is it any different? Injury is patella tendinopophy if that helps
     
  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    For those discharged NFA Med, the Service Med Docs will be forwarded to the AFCO Medical Examiner so they will have vision of your prior history up to the point of discharge. but, you'll still undergo a full medical.

    Obviously the Doc will want a record of your medical history since discharge - particularly with regard the condition relating to your NFA Med discharge - even if it's just a letter off your GP to state that there has been no further occurrence, consultation or treatment/prescription.

    If it was a condition relating to your physical ability to undergo Recruit Training, then obviously the good ol' training diary should be taken to demonstrate you have fully recovered together with any certificates of physical achievement such as Half/Full Marathons, Iron Man, Triathlon events, Duke of Edinburgh awards, etc.
     
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    Thank you for the help, this forum has been a great help in my recovery and re application!
     
  6. john lewis

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    Midget porn yeah?
     
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  7. TwoElls

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    Google Gemma Suicide and tell me you wouldn't. [​IMG]
     
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  8. john lewis

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    Haha I'm not going to do that
     
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  9. mrmasterman

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    Hi. Can my gb do my medical examination? He seems to think he can.. Thanks
     
  10. CSVern

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    He may be thinking about Army applicants he may have had, who do go through an initial examination with their local GP. RM medicals are done by a capita doctor at your AFCO.
     
  11. Royalmonster

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    I have what I think is hammer toes and was just wondering will this be an automatic bar to joining or is it worth still trying. I don't want to get so far and then fail before I've even begun.
     
  12. BoxSwallow

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    So is this self diagnosed? Is it on your medical records?
     
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  13. Royalmonster

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    I'm not sure I'd have to find out if it's on record but otherwise yes self diagnosed
     
  14. BoxSwallow

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    If it's self diagnosed it won't be on your records so get it checked by a doctor and you'll know if you have it or not it will also then show up on your medical records.

    Otherwise on the RN Medical standards it says under the Musculoskeletal Disorders: "Any abnormality that interferes with the ability to undertake military training...... Foot abnormalities (e.g. club foot or hammer toe)."

    But obviously I am not medically qualified to advise on this stuff only the Medical Examiner can give you a definitive answer whether you medically fit or not. Good luck! :)
     
  15. Royalmonster

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    I've seen that on the medical list but I just don't know whether to continue training and then go for application or not. Don't want to do all that work for nothing you see
     
  16. BoxSwallow

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    Well as it stands at the moment you don't even know if you have it so it isn't on your medical records so officially there is nothing barring you for entry (assuming there's nothing else that might bar you on your records). I'd say continue with your fitness get your Recruit Test done get your Interview done then get your Medical done and see what they say. At least then you'll know for sure.
     
  17. Ninja_Stoker

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    The tip is simply assume nothing, speak to your GP. If you have an undiagnosed condition then it would be foolhardy not to apply based on an assumption and if you aren't sure, then nor am I.

    Statistically, the odds are, you already know.
     
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  18. Royalmonster

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    Sounds like a plan guys. I'll continue with my training and get myself to the medical. Fingers crossed! Thanks again!
     
  19. jonood

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    Two questions about the medical, i hope people can answer.

    1. Are you naked (obviously wearing boxers) for the whole medical or do you get dressed once the height and weight is done ?

    2. What is involved in the Beighton test ? ( i understand its for hyper mobility but what specific exercises do you do? )
     
  20. Hubb97

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    Bit of a random question and probably overthinking it slightly but just wondering what happens if you cannot touch your toes? I've been working in my mobility for a while but still a long way off. Thanks
     

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