Address

1490 E Foremaster Drive # 260
St George, UT 84790-4502

Clinic Number

(435)523.3373

Southern Utah
DOT Physicals

At Robotic Orthopaedic Institute St George

Are you looking for sports physicals near you?

At Southern Utah DOT Physicals, we are also your go-to destination for comprehensive pre-participation physical examinations (PPE) in Washington County. Also known as sports physicals, these evaluations are an essential step in registering young athletes for their chosen sports. 

Unlike regular medical check-ups, sports physicals are not covered by insurance, but we offer them at an affordable price of just $59. Our dedicated team of practitioners, who were competitive athletes themselves in high school and college, understands the unique needs of athletes. Our primary goal is to ensure that your child is in optimal health and physically prepared for their preferred activity, be it baseball, football, martial arts, soccer, or track. By conducting thorough examinations, we aim to minimize the risk of injury and provide you with peace of mind as your child engages in their chosen sport.

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What happens during a sports physical?

Specific requirements can vary according to the particular sport’s organizers or governing body. Your child’s sports physical examination may include:

  • Check of blood pressure
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Heart rate and rhythm
  • Details regarding dietary supplements, medications or prescriptions for your child
  • Evaluation of flexibility, joints, posture and strength
  • General physical exam to check the ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs and abdomen
  • Height and weight measurement
  • Review of the athlete and the family’s medical history
  • Vision check

What should I bring to a sports physical?

Parents/Guardians are reminded to fill out the parents’ sections of all the necessary forms before the visit. This expedites the sports physical exam process. Please collect the following medical information to bring to the examination:

  • For participants with a history of a heart ailment or cardiac event: The primary care provider or treating physician must provide a statement that they have evaluated the condition and that it does not prevent the athlete’s participation.
  • Primary care provider’s info: Bring their name and contact information.
  • Relevant health and medical history: This includes any allergies, current medications and existing medical conditions.

 

If your child had vaccinations given bring that documentation of immunizations administered and who provided them. 

Please remember that A sports physical exam is not intended to replace a comprehensive annual wellness exam and other screenings for your child.