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Dr. John Michalski
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Sports Medicine (Overview)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, improving training techniques, etc


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Do you know anything about sports medicine?

Do you know anything about sports medicine?

Yes I Do.....: Orthopaedic and Family practice docs typically practice sports medicine. Requires 4 years of medical school and either orthopaedic surgery residency (5years) or family practice residency (3years) and then 1 year sports medicine fellowship. Ortho does surgery, family practice takes care of the whole athlete, non-surgical. We practice and get to work with people and athletes from all walks of life. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
1,153 Doctors shared insights

Sports Medicine (Overview)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, improving training techniques, etc


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What does the word "gait" mean in sports medicine?

What does the word "gait" mean in sports medicine?

Gait is specifically: The mechanics associated with how you walk or propel yourself with your lower extremities and torso. ...Read more

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Sports medicine (Tip)

Do rehab, think positively, don t refrain from sports within your capabilities. ...See more

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What is the difference between sports medicine and sports science?

What is the difference between sports medicine and sports science?

Confusing: Lots of doctors like to claim they are sports medicine but only those that are physicians that have done a special fellowship in sports medicine are truly sports medicine. Other avenues in health care include sports nutritionist, sports physical therapy, sports psychology and sports chiropractor. Sports scientist to do research and study the effect of sport or exercise on the human body. ...Read more

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What is the difference between exercise science and sports medicine?

What is the difference between exercise science and sports medicine?

See below: In addition to earlier answers. To further clarify the difference, the american board of orthopedic surgery has created an examination to provide board certification in orthopedic sports medicine. The goal is to certify a subset of orthopedic surgeons who have a "unique body of knowledge and area of practice" in sports medicine. Ask you orthopedist if he has board certification is sports medicine. ...Read more

Dr. David Sherris Dr. Sherris
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Sports medicine (Tip)

Cross train and add lower impact sports like spinning and trx training, to avoid injuries. ...See more

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I was wondering what are some good books to read if you are interested in going into the sports medicine field?

I was wondering what are some good books to read if you are interested in going into the sports medicine field?

ACSM: Http://www. Amazon. Com/acsms-primary-care-sports-medicine/dp/0781770289/ref=sr_1_25? s=books;ie=utf8;qid=1394767030;sr=1-25;keywords=sports+medicine+books

http://www. Amazon. Com/acsms-sports-medicine-comprehensive-review/dp/1451104251/ref=sr_1_8? S=books;ie=utf8;qid=1394767065;sr=1-8;keywords=sports+medicine+books. ...Read more

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Should I take sports medicine 1 and 2 when I'm in freshman, sophmore, and junior. And why. And why is it important or not?

Sports Medicine: Try to schedule your first sports medicine course after you have biology. You will enjoy the course more if you have some background in anatomy and physiology. Also, spend time with a certified athletic trainer (nata). They can guide you as you learn. ...Read more

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Sports medicine (Tip)

Injury is a common consequence of playing sports. Stretch frequently, listen to your body, hydrate! ...See more

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What is the difference between sports science and sports medicine? Also what subjects do I need to take for my A Levels for either one of them

What is the difference between sports science and sports medicine? Also what subjects do I need to take for my A Levels for either one of them

Sport med. Science.: Sport science and sport medicine have many similarities in the multi dimensional realm of sport. Without putting too fine a point on the differences, the science component encompasses the physiology and bio mechanic functions of the body as it relates to sport. The medicine component deals with the medical aspects of the body in sport, including diagnosis and treatment protocols. ...Read more

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I'm in freshman, and I have sports medicine 1, next year I'm going for sports medicine 2. Will sports medicine 2 next year be harder or easier or same?

Depend on the teache: The first course tends to be a broader introduction while the second allows more depth. If u enjoyed the first you should enjoy the second ...Read more

Dr. Richard Blake Dr. Blake
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Sports medicine (Tip)

With most sports injuries, stretching is important. When am stretching, make sure you warm up first. ...See more

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Sports medicine (Tip)

If you have sports injury, when recovered consider switching to a less injurious sport. ...See more

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What type of training programs for doctors have to do with sports medicine?

Fellowship: After med school/ residency a 1-2 year fellowship is required. There are 2 distinct categories: surgical/ non-surgical. Surgical is orthopedics specializing in repair of ligaments/ cartilage/ broken bones. Non-surgical has a broader scope including the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, concussions, heat related disorders, cardiac conditions and other medical conditions related to athletes. ...Read more

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Sports medicine (Tip)

Not all sports need to be avoided in most sport injuries. Be creative. ...See more

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How does one become a sports medicine doc?

MD, DO or DPM: There are several ways to be a sportsmedicine doc. Md or do then family practice or ortho residency and fellowship in sportsmed. Dpm with residency in surgery and fellowship in sportsmedicine. Dc and internship in sportsmedicine. It just depends on which tract brings you to the practice type you want. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Sports medicine (Tip)

Asthma shouldn't cripple your life. Play sports, live well! ...See more

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What age can a sports medicine doctor be?

What age can a sports medicine doctor be?

Doctor age: Most new graduates are early to mid thirties. Those of us practicing a while are older. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see about sports medicine injuries?

Orthopedist: There are sport medicine specialist. Orthopedist that are sport medicine specialist. Physical medicine specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Jimmy Bowen Dr. Bowen
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Sports medicine (Tip)

Make sure you rehab the whole kinetic chain for sports specific activity before returning play. ...See more

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How can I get into health fitness, training and sports medicine?

How can I get into health fitness, training and sports medicine?

SPORTS HEALTH CAREER: Sports medicine fellowship training after medical school and residency. Associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees in kinesiology, exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training. ...Read more

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What willit take to become a physical therapist in sports medicine?

What willit take to become a physical therapist in sports medicine?

Masters or PhD: That's a great question. First a pt undergrad degree and lots of experience in sports medicine. Most go on to get a masters or phd in pt as well with some research work. Then intern with an amazing group that will give you experience treating athletes. ...Read more

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Sports medicine (Tip)

Replace sports shoes every 6-12 months if very active in sports. ...See more

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What does a sports medicine physician treat?

Sports injuries: Sports physicians use operative & nonoperative methods to treat mostly acute injuries which may potentially hinder optimum performance of an amateur or professional athlete and/or prevent such injuries. ...Read more

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What is another name for sports medicine physician?

What is another name for sports medicine physician?

Team physician: Lots of different docs can subspecialize in sports medicine... While orthopaedics is common, pediatrics, family practice, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehab, and er all can do fellowships in sports medicine. If you are looking for a good one...Make sure they are fellowship trained. If you really want to make sure they are good with athletes...Check to see if they are a team physician. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Blake Dr. Blake
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Sports medicine (Tip)

Sports injuries, especially the first, is a great lesson on listening to your body. Learn signals. ...See more