2 Sports MedicineA broad field of medical practice relating to physical activity and sport.
3 Umbrella of Sports Medicine Injury Care & ManagementPerformanceEnhancementPractice of MedicineAthletic TrainingSports Physical TherapySports Massage TherapySports DentistryOsteopathic MedicineOrthotists / ProsthitistsChiropracticExercise PhysiologyBiomechanicsSport PsychologySports NutritionStrength & ConditioningSports Medicine: encompasses under its umbrella a number of more specialized aspects of dealing with the physically active or athletic populations that may be classified as relating to performance enhancement or to injury care and management.
4 Athletic Trainingfield within the allied health profession that is concerned with prevention, evaluation, management, rehabilitation, and administration of injuries relation to physical activity.
5 ATCA certified athletic trainer (certified by the Board of Certification) is a highly educated allied health care professional who is a credentialed specialist in athletic training
6 The professional organization to which most athletic trainers belong is the NATA
7 The Primary Athletic Training Team Athletic TrainerPhysicianATHLETECoach
8 Coach Responsibilities They need to support the decision of the medical staffThey have to have an understanding of the proper skills and techniquesThey have to know first aid and be CPR certified
9 Athletic Trainer Responsibilities THE MOST DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL PHASES OF HEALTH CARE IN AN ATHLETIC ENVIRONMENTA. Injury Prevention – ensuring appropriate training & conditioning of the athlete, monitoring environmental conditions to ensure safe participation, selecting, properly fitting, & maintaining protective equipment, explaining the importance of proper nutrition, and using medications appropriately.
10 Athletic Trainer Responsibilities B. Evaluation – conducting physical examinations, evaluation of injuries, referring athlete to appropriate medical careC. Management – on the field assessment, administer appropriate first aidD. Rehabilitation – physical therapyE. Administration – organization & administration of the athletic training program, maintain health & injury records, requisition & inventory of supplies & equipment, submission of insurance info
11 Employment Settings for Athletic Trainers DistrictsHigh SchoolsColleges & UniversitiesProfessional TeamsPT ClinicsCorporationsIndustrial Settings – NASCAR, NASA, military, medical equipment sales/support
12 Team Physician Responsibilities Supervising the Athletic Trainer (ultimately responsible for directing the total health care of the athlete)Conducting pre-physical examsAre the only one that can diagnose an injuryThe one who determines the disqualification from competition on medical grounds & have final say when an injured athlete can return to activityThey need to make themselves readily available to the athletic all times
13 Responsibilities of Other Members of the Sports Medicine Team School Nurse – recognizes illnessesDentist – conducting & fitting of mouth pieces, be available for emergency careStrength & Conditioning Coach – advise athletes on training & conditioning programsSports Psychologist – advises athlete how to cope with an injury, advises on psychological aspects of athlete’s performance
14 Responsibilities of Other Members of the Sports Medicine Team Sports Physical Therapists – supervising the rehabilitation process (a # of athletic trainers are physical therapists)Exercise Physiologist - input regarding research-based training & conditioning techniques, body composition analysis & nutritional considerations
15 Responsibilities of Other Members of the Sports Medicine Team Sports Nutritionist – plans eating programs geared to the needs of a particular sport, individual counselingEmergency Medical Specialist (EMS) – provide transport of injured athlete to a medical care facilityEquipment Manager – order, proper maintenance, properly cleaned, & repair of equipment
16 Responsibilities of Other Members of the Sports Medicine Team Referees – highly knowledgeable of rules & regulations relating to the health & welfare of the athlete, check playing facility for dangerous situations & equipment, keep play fair to prevent injury