Sports Medicine The Team Approach

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Lecture at West Valley College Coaches Clinic Summer 2007

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Sports Medicine The Team Approach

  1. 1. SPORTS MEDICINE: The TEAM Approach Ross M. Nakaji, PT, OCS, SCS, ATC, CSCS Los Gatos Orthopedic Sports Therapy
  2. 2. HISTORY <ul><li>In existence since 800-100 B.C. Arthava-Veda, medical booklet from India </li></ul><ul><li>Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) was established in 1928 in order to assist the athletes of the Winter Games of St. Moritz Olympic Winter Games. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1951, the American Medical Association established a committee on Injuries in Sports, which is now a standing committee. </li></ul>
  3. 3. HISTORY <ul><li>The largest of all sports medicine organizations, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), was created in 1954. </li></ul><ul><li>The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine was founded in 1971. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1950, the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) was founded for the education of athletic trainers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HISTORY <ul><li>The Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) is a component member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which provides a common forum for members of the Association with an interest in sports physical therapy. The Section was founded in 1973. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The “TEAM” <ul><li>The Sports Med TEAM consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Athletic Trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Therapists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chiropractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents/Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Athlete </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. ROLES <ul><li>Injury/illness prevention </li></ul><ul><li>First aid and emergency care </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis-Assessment of injury/illness </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting in Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Counselor </li></ul>
  7. 7. GOALS <ul><li>Collegially, explore and learn about the care and treatment of athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in the delivery of care to athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Allow quick and safe return to play </li></ul><ul><li>Educate others about Sports Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize continuity of care for the athlete </li></ul>
  8. 8. EDUCATION <ul><li>MD: Fellowship training; additional year of training in specialty </li></ul><ul><li>ATC: Completion of curriculum and internship hours, usually Master’s degree </li></ul><ul><li>PT: Sports Residency, Fellowships, additional credentialing: Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) or ATC </li></ul>
  9. 9. PHILOSOPHY <ul><li>Evaluation and treatment of athletes to restore full functional return to sport in least amount of time </li></ul><ul><li>Understand psychosocial issues with athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Non conventional approaches to treatment; often viewed as “unethical or aggressive” </li></ul>
  10. 10. KEYS TO SUCCESS <ul><li>Team that is compatible, collegial and strives for the better interest of the athlete </li></ul><ul><li>Members that truly love sports </li></ul><ul><li>Members that understand their role </li></ul>
  11. 11. KEYS TO SUCCESS <ul><li>COMMUNICATION! </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION!! </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATION!!! </li></ul><ul><li>If questions, CALL! </li></ul><ul><li>If problems, CALL! </li></ul>
  12. 12. CONCLUSION <ul><li>Sports Medicine is not just a buzz word or marketing gimmick-it’s a Specialty and a Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Medicine takes communication </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Medicine takes education and teamwork </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank You from the Nakaji’s

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