Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals services offered in Pueblo, CO

If you’re an athlete and require a yearly physical to remain eligible to play sports, or you’d like to ensure sports participation is safe for you, the primary care team at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. can help. They offer comprehensive sports physicals at their Pueblo, Colorado, office. Call the office to schedule a physical or use the online booking feature today.

Sports Physicals Q & A

What are sports physicals?

Sports physicals are medical evaluations required by many school-sponsored sports teams. They determine if you’re healthy enough to participate in sports games and training. University Family Medicine Center, P.C. specializes in sports medicine and sports physicals to provide top-notch care for athletes of all ages.

What should I bring with me to sports physicals?

When you arrive at University Family Medicine Center, P.C. for a sports physical, make sure to bring with you the following items:

  • Photo identification
  • Sports physical forms
  • List of medications
  • Form of payment
  • Glasses or contacts, if you wear them

If you don’t have a sports physical form, the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. specialists provide general forms. However, if your sports team or organization requires a specific physical form, bring a copy of it to the physical.

What should I expect during sports physicals?

During a sports physical, the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. team weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI), and checks your blood pressure and other vital signs. 

They review your medical history by asking questions about your lifestyle habits, medications, personal and family history of diseases, and potential symptoms.

Your provider also listens to your breathing and heartbeat, checks your reflexes, and evaluates your general health during a physical exam. If needed, they order lung-function tests to screen for asthma, heart-function testing, blood tests, urine testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures.

A University Family Medicine Center, P.C. specialist evaluates your vision and sometimes your hearing. The length of time each sports physical takes varies, but it might last just 15-30 minutes.

What happens after sports physicals?

If you have an illness, injury, or disease requiring medical intervention, the University Family Medicine Center, P.C. team can treat your condition or refer you to a specialist for care. 

For example, you might need to see an eye doctor, heart specialist, allergist, or physical therapist if you have a medical problem that interferes with your ability to safely or effectively participate in sports.

University Family Medicine Center, P.C. providers fill out required physical exam forms so you can turn them in to your sports team or organization. 

To schedule sports physicals at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., call the office or schedule a visit online today.