Our physicians provide routine school and sports physicals to evaluate children’s health and ability to safely participate in physical activities. Pre-participation physical exams (PPEs) call for obtaining a complete medical history to document any past injuries or illnesses, current medications, or health symptoms that may affect the patient’s current physical status. The medical history can also identify any diseases that may run in the patient’s family in order to proactively monitor and treat the patient for them when necessary. During the physical exam portion of a PPE, the patient’s height, weight, body mass index (BMI), vision, blood pressure, posture, balance, flexibility and strength will also be evaluated. The physician will also check the patient’s heart, lungs, abdomen, nose, throat and ears for any abnormalities.