The TeamSafe® Report #19: PreParticipation Screening - The "Sports Physical"
It's that time of year - the fall sports season is getting closer and "official" practices are about to start. One of the typical requirements for high school sports is the "Sports Physical" or Preparticipation physical evaluations (PPE).
The goal of the PPE is to help maintain the health and safety of athletes. Are there any life-threatening conditions or conditions that may predispose your athlete to injury?
A paper reviewing state high school guidelines published in 2014 stated:
For a comprehensive look at the Sports Physical, click here.