Sports Physicals

In Florida, every participant in a school sports team is required to complete a pre-participation physical examination, also called sports physical. Sports physicals consist of two parts: a medical history and a physical examination. The goals of sports physicals are to evaluate an athlete’s general health, current fitness level, risk of injury, and physical well-being. A sports physical allows a physician to identify any conditions that might keep the athlete out of the game or affect performance.