Why get a physical?
Getting a sports physical can help minimize potential risks of illness or injury, allows medical professionals to monitor for health problems, and give age-appropriate advice.
A sports physical is meant to determine an athlete’s ability to safely engage in vigorous activity; it is not intended as a substitute for a general health maintenance exam.
How to prepare for a physical?
Prior to the sports physical:
What to expect during a physical
The following is a general guide of what you can expect during the sports physical:
Discussion of Medical History
All Patient First Medical Centers offer sports physicals on a walk-in basis from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.
Patient First physicians are available to discuss the need for, and benefits of sports physicals. Please contact Victoria Soriano at (571) 652-1572 or email [email protected] for in-person or virtual Zoom interviews
About Patient First
All Patient First Medical Centers are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays. Patient First provides non-appointment urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses, as well as primary care for patients who do not have a regular physician. Each Patient First center has on-site digital x-ray, on-site laboratory, and on-site prescription drugs. Patient First currently operates medical centers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.