Sports Medicine The study and True sports medicine application of scientific specialists have specific and medical knowledge training to allow them to to aspects of exercise address the needs of and injury prevention. athletes. Involves a variety of professionals, such as The American College of family doctors, physical Sports Medicine was therapists and athletic founded in 1954. trainers.
Athlete Circle of CareToday’s athletes arefaster, stronger and haveno true off season. This leads to an increase in athletic injuries. Requires an increase in total care for the athlete.
Physicians Family • The primary care physician for an Doctor athlete. Athlet e • A physician who specializes in sports Team medicine and helps the athlete maximize Doctor function and minimize the time away from sports.
Specialists • Evaluates and aids in the rehabilitation ofPhysical Therapist injuries.Physical Therapist • Assists the physical therapist in developing and administering treatment/rehabilitation Assistant plans. • Provides conservative management of Chiropractor neuromuscular disorders for back/neck pain and headaches. • Specializes in the prevention, evaluation and Athletic Trainer rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
Additional Resources National Strength Certified Strength and Conditioning Massage therapist and Conditioning Association Certified Specialist (CSCS) Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) Sports Nutritionist Sports Psychologist Dentist Non-traditional Optometrist medicine
What is Athletic Training? Rendering of specialized care to individuals in exercise and athletics This includes the Prevention, Recognition, Evaluation and Care of athletic injuries. What is an Athletic Trainer? Professionals who have worked to attain the proper credentials (certification, license, etc.) in the field of athletic training.
A Brief History American Medical Athletic Training can be Physician and Association recognizedtraced as far back as CE philosopher, Galen, worked Athletic Training as an Allied 129. with Roman Gladiators Health Profession in 1991.
Six Practice Domains Recognition, evaluation, assess Treatment, rehabilitation, recond Professional development andPrevention Immediate care Organization and administration ment itioning responsibility
Where does an Athletic Trainer work? High School College Professional Clinic/Outreach Health/Fitness Centers Industrial Non-traditional (i.e. movies, tours)
Professional Organizations National Southwest Athletic Athletic Trainers Trainers Association Association (NATA) (SWATA) Texas State North Texas Athletic Athletic Trainers Trainers Association Society (TSATA)