Sports Medicine What Is It?
Sports medicine is used by many people. This includes not only professional athletes, children and teens involved in sports, and adults who exercise for personal fitness. Plus, they treat people who have physically demanding jobs, like construction workers.
So what really is sports medicine? This video explains it perfectly.
Sports medicine is a comprehensive multidisciplinary specialty that encompasses all aspects of treating the athletic population, whether that is professional or traditional athletes or the average person. This comprehensive care involves athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and many more. Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries. People will typically see a sports medicine specialist if they feel like they have a problem, or as preventative care, or to help them improve their performance. These specialists will help their patients with basic skill movements, weight machines, to be on actual playable surfaces that will mimic the sport. This allows the specialist to see you perform and make a plan for step-by-step progression to reach your goal.