Sports Physicals


What Is a Sports Physical?

In the sports medicine field, the sports physical exam is known as apreparticipation physical examination (PPE). The exam helps determine whether it’s safe for you to participate in a particular sport. Most states actually require that kids and teens have a sports physical before they can start a new sport or begin a new competitive season. But even if a PPE isn’t required, doctors still highly recommend getting one.

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