Sports Physicals

Ensure your health and safety prior to your sports season in Plantation, Florida.
  • Downtime

    No downtime

  • Pain Level


  • Treatment Time

    60 minutes

Reduce the chances of injury before the hectic sports season with a comprehensive examination.

If you or your child are athletic, a sports physical is necessary to ensure your safety during the season. Whether you’re a basketball player, soccer star, or avid flag football player, you need a physical to keep you healthy on and off the field. When you need a sports physical, Yvette Gonzalez, RN, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and the Sage Wellness and Medspa team provide you with that and more in the Plantation, Florida office.

How it works...

During a sports physical, Ms. Gonzalez thoroughly examines you or your child to ensure you're healthy and fit enough to participate in any sport. Ms. Gonzalez is a board-certified nurse practitioner who takes the time to make sure your child is safe before starting a sport.

The sports physical involves both a physical exam and medical history check. During the exam, Ms. Gonzalez will perform the following:

  • A neurological exam
  • A reflex check
  • Vital signs
  • A height and weight check
  • Eye and hearing tests
  • An abdominal exam
  • A balance test
  • A range of motion test
  • A heart and lung exam

How to prepare...

Another component of the sports physical is a detailed medical history of you you or your child’s health. Ms. Gonzalez needs a clear picture of your medical history to prepare you for sports participation.

You can expect various inquiries about overall health, including:

  • Current and past medications
  • Previous surgeries
  • Current medical conditions
  • Alcohol, drug, or tobacco use
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Current fitness level
  • Mental health disorders
  • Immunization history
  • Allergies or asthma

After she has a complete picture of the patient's health, she either clears or denies them participation in sports. Remember to bring any paperwork with you from the sports organization, so Ms. Gonzales can sign off without having to schedule a secondary appointment.


Can a sports physical be used as a physical for school or daycare?

Unfortunately, schools often require additional documentation for your child's pediatrician about growth, vaccinations, and more. Sports physicals are limited to sports participation.

Is there anyone who should not get a sports physical?

Nope! While adults are not typically required to get a sports physical before participating in a recreational sport, it is certainly recommended! Sports physicals offer a great opportunity for kids and adults to catch up with a healthcare professional and ensure peak performance.

When Should I Get a Sports Physical?

Most often, a Sports Physical must be completed and submitted to the school or coach before your child's very first practice. However, timing can also depend on the school district. Timing will usually be noted somewhere on the sports physical form.

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