What is Sports Physical?
A Sports Physical is a health exam that is performed before someone engages in sports and other physical activity.
Getting a physical before you or your kids start playing a sport is one of the essential steps in determining whether or not it’s safe to play. Similarly to annual physicals, sports physicals may differ from doctor to doctor; however, they generally begin with a discussion of your medical history including illnesses, allergies, medications, or past injuries.
Your physician will observe your physical appearance but will focus on your well-being as it relates to your sport, including evaluating your posture, joints, strength, and flexibility. Even if a physical isn’t required, it’s highly recommended that you still schedule a sports physical.
Why choose Aylo for your Sports Physical?
We’re here to serve the needs of your child, and our team is here to make you feel comfortable, and to create an honest, trustworthy relationship throughout your child’s journey to good health. Together, we can be the team your child’s health deserves.
Quick and Easy
We’ve done thousands of physicals and we can get you in and out quickly. From scheduling to getting your results, we work hard to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
Family-Oriented & Innovative
Our family physicians and pediatrician, combined with innovative facilities and advanced medical procedures, offer unmatched preventative and diagnostic care and treatment.
Covered by Insurance
The Affordable Care Act requires most commercial insurance plans to provide coverage for preventive care without co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles including annual physical exams, recommended immunizations, and age/risk-appropriate screenings such as lab tests, mammograms, and colonoscopies.
Find an Aylo Health location
A Sports Physical can be performed at any of our Aylo Health – Primary Care locations at Conyers, Ellenwood, Hampton, Jackson, McDonough Hwy 81, McDonough Hwy 155, McDonough Kelly Rd, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge, as well as at our Aylo Health – Pediatrics at Ellenwood location.
Choose Aylo for your Sports Physical
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do to prepare for a sports physical?
Our team will ask for a list of all medications and a summary of your medical history. Additionally, you shouldn’t eat or drink anything for 8 hours prior to your appointment (water and black coffee are okay).
If I have a sports physical, do I still have to get an annual physical?
Yes, the purpose of a sports physical is to see if you are able to play sports. Annual physicals are a more comprehensive exam.
Does Aylo Health Primary Care give sports physicals at local schools?
Ask our office, or your school, about dates and locations of remote physicals.
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