Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.
Skip to main content

Sports Physicals

What Is a Sports Physical?

The sports physical exam helps determine whether it's safe for each individual to participate in certain sports. Most states require that children have a sports physical before they can start a new sport or begin a new competitive season. But even if a sports physical isn't required, clinicians still highly recommend getting one.

The two main parts to a sports physical are the medical history and the physical exam

Medical History

This part of the exam includes questions about:

The medical history questions are usually on a form that you can obtain from the school

Answer the questions as well as you can. Try not to guess the answers or give answers you think your provider wants.

Sport’s history is the most important part of the physical exam, please take your time to answer the questions carefully.


Physical Examination

During the physical part of the exam, the provider will usually:

The provider will also ask questions about the use of drugs, alcohol, or dietary supplements, including steroids or other "performance enhancers" and weight-loss supplements because these can affect a person's health.

At the end of your exam, the provider will either fill out and sign a form if the exam is negative for any discrepancies or, in some cases, recommend a follow-up exam, additional tests, or specific treatment for medical problems.

Why Is a Sports Physical Important?

A sports physical can help you find out about and deal with health problems that might interfere with your participation in a sport.

Your provider may even have some good training tips and be able to give you some ideas for avoiding injuries.

When & Where Should I Go for a Sports Physical?

Getting a sports physical once a year is usually adequate. If you're healing from a major injury, like a broken wrist or ankle, however, get checked out after it's healed before you start practicing or playing again.

You should have your physical about 6 weeks before your sports season begins so there's enough time to follow up on something, if necessary.

If you need a Sport’s Physical, walk-in or schedule an appointment at Forward Care Family Practice. We are having a $40 sports physical special. Call us today @ 602-718-1962 or visit our website:


You Might Also Enjoy...

Why Men Should Stay on Top of Health Screenings

Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients are still delaying their annual examinations. This number is especially high in our male population. Unfortunately, this delay in screenings is resulting in more advanced prostate cancer diagnoses.

Suicide Awareness

Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety and depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

Weight Loss

Weight loss is a common goal for many individuals, and it typically involves reducing one's body weight by either losing fat, muscle, or a combination of both. Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can have numerous benefits for overall health.


We know there are many of you out there that are concerned about Monkeypox. Here at Forward Care Family Practice we are here to help with any questions you may have. Here is a brief understanding of Monkeypox.

Brain Injury Awareness Month

If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, a medical evaluation is crucial. Loss of consciousness is a pretty sure sign of a concussion. But if you don’t lose consciousness, it doesn’t mean that you are in the clear.

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD).