Sports medicine is the study and practice of medical principles specifically related to athletes and individuals participating in physical fitness or sports training programs. The goal of sports medicine professionals is to help these people achieve optimal health and performance training goals.
Specialists in the field of sports medicine treat a wide range of physical conditions and injuries, including acute traumatic injuries such as fractures, sprains and strains, and dislocations.
They also treat chronic overuse injuries, such as tendonitis, degenerative diseases, and overtraining syndrome.
The practice of sports medicine combines general medical education with the specific principles of sports science, exercise physiology, orthopedics, biomechanics, nutrition and even psychology. Sports medicine education programs may include a broad range of study that includes:
- Sports injury diagnosis and treatment
- Sports injury prevention
- Sports training and athletic performance (including exercises and workouts, sports nutrition, and sports psychology)
Request an appointment with Aegis Chiropractic & Physical Therapy today to learn more about how to achieve your optimal health and performance goals with Sports Medicine principles.