Active youth, teens and even adults may need a sports physical. Called a pre-participation exam or PPE, a sports physical is a common requirement of schools, colleges and some organizations before allowing individuals to engage in particular sports.
Sports physicals are available at all Lone Star Family Health Center locations.
Beyond the pre-participation exam, the doctors and staff at LSFHC also provide care for sports injuries and conditions. Sport-related issues frequently very different causes and require treatment different from that for accident-related injuries. Old injuries flaring up, new injuries resulting from repetitive stress and complications related to extreme physical exertion are examples of the types of sports medicine issues we treat.
The sports physicals we provide are intended to determine the athlete is sufficiently healthy to compete in sports and engage in training with a minimum risk of injury. By identifying conditions, disorders, existing injuries, overall fitness level and other factors, our doctors assess the athlete’s safe level sport-related activity.