Sports/School Sports Physicals

inside-school-sports-physicalsA sports physical exam, also known as a preparticipation physical examination (PPE), is a thorough medical examination that determines whether or not it is safe for an athlete to participate in a particular sport. Sports physicals are often required for children and teens before they are allowed to join a team sport and are usually repeated before each season.

A sports physical includes a detailed medical history that is usually on a form filled out prior to the exam.

The physical part of the exam includes:

  • Recording height and weight
  • Checking blood pressure and pulse
  • Vision test
  • Heart, lungs, abdomen, ear, nose and throat examination
  • Evaluating posture, strength and flexibility

Sports Physicals are welcome in our walk-in Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic with no appointment necessary. The confirmed healthy results ensure that an athlete is physically capable of participating in his or her chosen sport. At Summit Orthopedic Specialists, we offer sports physicals to provide confirmation for schools or sports organizations of our patients’ health.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (916) 965-4000.