Get In The Game With Sports Physicals At Patient First

Jun 23, 2023  -  Patient First  -  News & Updates

Why get a physical?

Getting a sports physical can help minimize potential risks of illness or injury, allows medical professionals to monitor for health problems, and give age-appropriate advice.

A sports physical is meant to determine an athlete’s ability to safely engage in vigorous activity; it is not intended as a substitute for a general health maintenance exam.


How to prepare for a physical?

Prior to the sports physical:

  • Check with your child’s school or sports league to obtain the required forms to bring with you during your visit
  • Fill out the parent and student sections of the forms.
  • Bring a list of prescription drugs your child is currently taking.


What to expect during a physical

The following is a general guide of what you can expect during the sports physical:


Discussion of Medical History

  • Family history of serious illness
  • Past and present illnesses
  • Allergies
  • Previous surgeries and/or hospitalizations
  • Past injuries
  • Past and present prescription drugs


Physical Exam

  • Measuring height and weight
  • Checking pulse and blood pressure
  • Eye test
  • Evaluation the condition of the heart, lungs and throat
  • Checking strength and flexibility of the extremities
  • Neurologic exam




All Patient First Medical Centers offer sports physicals on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.


Patient First physicians are available to discuss the need for, and benefits of sports physicals. Please contact Victoria Soriano at (571) 652-1572 or email [email protected] for in-person or virtual Zoom interviews





About Patient First

All Patient First Medical Centers are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays. Patient First provides non-appointment urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses, as well as primary care for patients who do not have a regular physician. Each Patient First center has on-site digital x-ray, on-site laboratory, and on-site prescription drugs. Patient First currently operates medical centers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.