Sports Physical

Family Medicine in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
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Sports Physical services offered in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

If you’re involved in sports, it’s a good idea to have a physical before starting a new season. Shaghayegh Tavassoli, DO, offers sports physicals to the residents of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood at the Beverly Hills Medical Institute in Los Angeles, California. Whether you’re gearing up for a new season or new to the sport, Dr. Tavassoli and her team provide you with the best care and expertise to ensure you’re healthy enough to compete. To make an appointment for your sports physical, Call the Beverly Hills Medical Institute’s office today or book a consultation on this website.

Sports Physical Q&A

What is a sports physical?

A sports physical is a physical exam needed before you start a new sports season or activity. It’s done to make sure you’re healthy enough to participate in the sport and are free of underlying conditions that could pose a problem.


Many states actually require that kids undergo a sports physical before being allowed to participate. This is to ensure the safety of each child, although it doesn’t take the place of regular medical checkups.


The two major parts of a sports physical are the medical history and physical exam. Dr. Tavassoli asks you questions about your past medical history, including any illnesses or surgeries you’ve had.


She then performs the physical exam, making sure your body is in good physical shape. This also helps her find any abnormalities that could pose a problem during vigorous physical activity.


After the history and physical exam, Dr. Tavassoli determines if you’re healthy enough to participate in your desired sport.

What does a sports physical include?

You can expect to be asked several questions about your previous medical history during a sports physical. Dr. Tavassoli asks about any medicines you’re taking and your family history.


She also evaluates your physical abilities, along with a comprehensive exam that includes things like:


  • Height and weight check
  • Your blood pressure and pulse
  • Vision exam
  • Strength and flexibility exam
  • Heart and lung check
  • Ear, nose, and throat evaluation


She asks about any previous injuries you’ve suffered and treatments you’ve had. These findings help her make an informed decision about your overall health and ability to participate in sports.

What should you bring with you?

There’s not much you need to do to prepare for your sports physical. You should show up on time to the office when your appointment has been made. 


There are a few things you should remember to bring with you, including:


  • List of your allergies
  • Medications you’re taking
  • Immunization history
  • Surgeries you’ve had
  • Dates of hospitalizations
  • Issues you’ve had with exercise
  • Previous or current illnesses
  • Family history of sports-related deaths


Dr. Tavassoli also wants to know about weight gain or weight loss issues over the last several years. You must share this information because it allows her to determine your safety before you enter your sports season.


Call the Beverly Hills Medical Institute’s office in Los Angeles today to make an appointment for a sports physical or book a consultation using the scheduling tool on this website.