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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. Payam Rafat
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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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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

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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?

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.

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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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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

Dr. John Michalski
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Sports Medicine (Definition)

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, ...Read more