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Sports Physicals at Tri-County Medical Clinic
Sports physicals or pre-participation physical examinations (PPE) differ from the regular annual physical exams; during these exams our family physicians concentrate on evaluation of various body parts and health history as it relates to playing specific sports. Such exams help to determine if it is safe for the athlete to participate and play specific sports. Pre-participation physical examinations can help athletes in diagnosis and treatment of health problems that might prevent them from participating in some sports. Often, physical examinations are required for children or teens participating in sports. Physical exams may involve slightly different elements depending on the age of the patient, type of physical being performed (e.g. sports physical), and each patient’s unique needs. Prior to the sports physical exam, patients will be asked to provide or update their medical history and provide or update information about their health and health-related details that may have changed since their last physical.