Sports Medicine deals with injuries that are sustained during athletic activities. It deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of physical injuries, thus playing a crucial role in boosting the performance of the athletes. Sports Medicine is aimed at maintaining optimal health along with maximizing the performance of the patient/athlete.
The emergence of specially trained Sports Medicine Specialists in this field of medicine has expanded to include the sub-disciplines of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and athletic training.
For the best treatment, it is important for the athletes to get the right sports medicine specialists for their rehabilitation. The points to consider when choosing a Sports Medicine Specialist is their knowledge of diverse sub disciplines, training, experience and of course their ability to nurse the players both physically and psychologically.
The best sports medicine treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach for obtaining optimum results. For example, a rigorous training program may have little impact unless it incorporates a balanced diet, physiological exercises and physical training.
Sports Medicine Specialists that lead a multi-dimensional team of following medical professionals are significantly better at providing complete rehab:
· Athletic Trainer
· Dieticians/Sports Nutritionists
· Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
· Medical Physicians
· Exercise Physiologist
Sports Medicine Specialists are crucial for the athlete’s performance and career. The assessment and diagnosis of the injury should be followed by a proper rehabilitation program. This is essential in restoring the patient/athlete to a positive frame of mind that they are fully fit and can perform the same way or even better then before the injury.