Sports Physical Exams

  A sports physical exam helps determine whether it is safe for  you
  to participate in a particular sport. There are two parts to a sports
  physical: the medical history and the physical exam. During the
  medical history part, you will answer questions about serious
  illnesses among other family members, illnesses that you had
  when you were younger, previous hospitalizations or surgeries,
  allergies and any medications that you are on. During the physical
  examination, our doctors will record your height and weight, take a
  blood pressure and pulse reading, test your vision, check your
  heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose and throat, and evaluate your 
  posture, joints, strength and flexibility.

Most sports programs require kids and teens to have sports physical before beginning a new sport or season, so contact the nearest Gulf Coast Medical Group to schedule an appointment today. And remember - it is still important to have a regular physical yearly  even if you also get a sports physical. The sports physical focuses on your well-being as it relates to playing a sport, whereas during a normal physical your doctor will address your overall well-being, which may include things that are unrelated to sports.