Sports Physicals

What is a Sports Physical?

A sports physical, known in the medical field as a Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE), helps to assure that the athlete is healthy and physically ready for their chosen activity, such as baseball, football, martial arts, soccer, track, etc. Before joining any sport, check with the organizers about their eligibility requirements. The purpose of the PPE is to help minimize the risk of injury while your child participates in sports.

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

Specific requirements can vary according to the particular sport’s organizers or governing body. Your child’s sports physical examination may include:

  • Check of blood pressure
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Heart rate and rhythm
  • Details regarding dietary supplements, medications or prescriptions for your child
  • Evaluation of flexibility, joints, posture, and strength
  • General physical exam to check the ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, and abdomen
  • A vision check
  • Height and weight measurement
  • A review of the athlete and the family’s medical history

It’s important to note that a sports physical does not take the place of a regular annual checkup or physical because a sports physical focuses on health history that may have a direct impact on a child’s ability to play a sport. While a sports physical does typically cover much of what happens during an annual physical or exam, it’s still important to schedule a separate annual checkup for your little one in addition to any physicals that may be required for participation in sports.

No Insurance, No Problem. Yavapai Family Medical's Cash Pay Price for a Sports Physical is $25.00.



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