Medical certificates for sports

Medical certificates are not obligatory by law for amateur sports activities, or the gyms and pools where these activities are practiced without participating non-competitively, but they may be required by the facility.
They have the following characteristics:
  • A medical exam is necessary but without any diagnostic tests.
  • At the discretion of the doctor, specific exams may be requested especially in the case of individuals considered at greater risk (e.g. men over 55 and women over 65)
Medical certificates for non-competitive sports are obligatory for:
  • Students who are in extra-scholastic physical or sport activities, that is, those organized by the school outside of the hours of class;
  • Those that practice a sport in organizations affiliated with National Sports Federations and CONI (but are not considered competitive athletes)
  • Those who participate in “Giochi delle Gioventù” activities in the phases that precede the national level.
These certificates:
  • Are issued by the doctor or pediatrician of the ASL (national health service) or by
  • a doctor specialized in Sports Medicine
  • A medical examination is always required
  • They require an EKG
 
Medical certificates for competitive sports are obligatory for:

 
  • members of sports considered competitive athletes
  • (Those who participate in “Giochi delle Gioventù” activities in the national phases.
These certificates:
  • Are issued by a doctor specialized in Sports Medicine
  • A medical examination and the following tests are always necessary:
  • EKG at rest and under stress
  • Blood pressure at rest and under stress
  • Urine test
  • Spirometry test