Sports Medicine Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Sports Medicine is the medical branch concerning the therapeutic intervention for injuries or illness resulting from athletic or recreational activities. Sports Medicine involves the prevention and treatment of injuries to athletes and other physically active people, as well as the use of exercise for recovery from non-sports injuries. Orthopedic (musculoskeletal system) surgeons (MDs) often specialize in sports medicine. The phrase “sports medicine” is not specific to one career or profession. Instead, it involves a group of medical professionals with a diversity of specialization in Exercise and Sports Science. Comprised of Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapists Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists, and others, the sports medicine team focuses primarily on sports and sports-related medical services which include Biomechanics, Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Injury Management, and Rehabilitation.

A Sports Medicine physician is a doctor with specialized training who promotes lifelong fitness and wellness, and encourages prevention of illness and injury. This physician helps the patient maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work, or school. He or she is a leader of the sports medicine team, which also includes specialty physicians and surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, parents, other personnel, and, of course, the athlete.

After completing residency, they obtain 1-2 years of additional training in sports medicine through accredited fellowship (subspecialty) programs in Sports Medicine. Physicians, who are board certified in their specialty, such as Orthopedic Surgery, are then eligible to take a subspecialty qualification examination in Sports Medicine. Additional forums, which add to the expertise of a Sports Medicine Physician, include continuing education in sports medicine, and membership and participation in sports medicine societies. Many specialties including general medicine, family practice, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and of course, orthopedic surgery, offer advanced training and subspecialty certification in sports medicine. Each specialty brings its own expertise to the field.

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