Does your student-athlete need to get ready for the upcoming winter sports season?
If so, our orthopaedic injury walk-in clinic is always available to get your student-athlete ready for the season ahead.
Our walk-in clinic provides specialized orthopaedic care under the supervision of our board-certified orthopaedists without the need for an appointment. Therefore, your high school athletes have immediate access to sports physicals with the providers from South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Our medical staff will ensure your young athletes receive outstanding, personalized care in our state-of-the-art facility.
Things to note before your visit:
- The Sports Physicals Form must be completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian before an exam will be undertaken. Copies of the form are available on-site.
- Bring contacts or glasses if you wear them.Proof of insurance is not required.
Questions or need more info? Please feel free to contact us.
Sports Physical FAQs
What is a Sports Physical?
Known as a pre-participation physical examination (PPE) in the medical community, a sports physical helps confirm if an individual can take part in any sport safely.
The results of a sports physical are typically good for one year. You should check your school’s or recreational athletic league’s policy. Some won’t accept a physical completed before May preceding the upcoming school or sports season — making summer sports physicals all the more important.
What Happens During a Sports Physical?
- A review of the complete medical history for the athlete, including current and past conditions, illnesses, or surgeries
- A basic vision test
- Weight, height and vital signs measurements
- A musculoskeletal exam to check the athlete’s strength, flexibility, posture, and joint integrity
How Long Does a Sports Physical Take?
Again, this can vary quite a bit depending on where and when you go to have your sports physical completed. Typically, the entire process takes less than 30-minutes per student-athlete.