What is sports medicine?• Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise.• Although most sports teams have employed team physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th century that sport and exercise medicine has emerged as a distinct entity in health care.
sports medicine in podiatry• Podiatrists can choose to sub-specialize in sports medicine• Common procedures include strapping, padding, injection therapy, x-rays and more
general considerations•training habits•diet•shoes•cross sport training
opportunities for students• Sports medicine club• NYC Ballet – Foot screenings• Marathons• Charity walks• Special Olympics
podiatric medicine sports fellowship• Consists of 6-12 months of post-doctoral training sponsored by and primarily conducted in a health care institution or clinical practice in which the Fellow receives training in the treatment of the Sports Medicine patient• Includes clinical rotations in various podiatric and non- podiatric medical services with core rotations in physical therapy/athletic training, orthopedics, pedorthics and primary care sports medicine• Sports medicine fellowships: – Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group Fellowship Palo Alto, CA – Virginia Mason Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine Fellowship Seattle, WA
work settings•professional sports teams•high school and college athleticdepartments•dance companies•private and group practices•clinics•hospitals