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Sports Physicals | Boston, MA

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What is a sports physical?

Most schools and athletic organizations require a sports physical to ensure the safety of their players. Primary care physician Dr. Steven Zivich has worked with countless families, evaluating their physical health to confirm they are eligible to participate in rigorous activities. The goal of a sports physical is to make sure an individual is strong and physically capable of engaging in sports to protect themselves and others from injury. If you or your child play competitive or recreational sports, call Boston Direct Health in Boston, MA to book a sports physical today.  

What happens during a sports physical?

A sports physical is a bit different from a routine checkup and is not a substitute for a traditional medical exam. At Boston Direct Health, a sports physical generally involves:

  • Measuring height and weight
  • Testing visual acuity 
  • Checking your blood pressure and pulse
  • Examining joints, muscle strength, and flexibility 
  • A physical exam of your throat, ears, and abdomen

Essentially, the purpose is to assess your physical fitness to discover if you are in good health to play sports. 

sports safety and injury prevention | Boston, MA

Undergoing a sports physical is a necessary and preventive care measure that protects you and your teammates from avoidable injuries. To ensure your athletic preparedness, call Boston Direct Health to schedule a sports physical with family physician Dr. Steven Zivich. Our Boston, MA facility offers flexible hours for your convenience. 

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