Most school districts, camps, and athletic leagues in New Mexico require sports or preparticipation physicals. Sports physicals are completed by one of our clinicians and include a review of the medical history, evaluation of any past injuries, and an overall examination of the physical health to exclude any factors that may interfere with the ability to play a sport.
During the exam, the body is evaluated top to bottom, the range of motion assessed, and the spine health examined. The doctor will:
- record height and weight,
- take blood pressure and pulse,
- test the vision,
- check heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat, and
- evaluate posture, joints, strength, and flexibility.
It’s best to schedule a sports physical about 4-6 weeks before the sports season begins so there’s enough time for follow-ups if necessary. Please bring any relevant health records, a list of medications, immunization records, and any required forms to your appointment.
Make sure it’s safe to play a sport—schedule an appointment today!