Sports Physical



The purpose of a pre-participation physical examination (PPE) is to help minimize the risk of injury while your child plays a sport. A PPE is typically required for children who register for participation in an organized sport.

A PPE includes an assessment of your child’s health and fitness level, as well as a review of their medical history. It helps determine if they are prepared for the activity, which will keep them safe and healthy. The results are reviewed by a licensed physician or other healthcare professional who can make recommendations regarding your child’s suitability to participate in the sport.

Athletes should have their first PPE before they start practicing with the team or playing in games. If you’re unsure about whether your child needs one, check with the organizers about any requirements for eligibility for participation.