Presentation on theme: "Unit 1 – Sports Medicine Overview Standard 1: Students will explore the fundamental aspects of Exercise Science/Sports Medicine. What is Sports Medicine?"— Presentation transcript:
Unit 1 – Sports Medicine Overview Standard 1: Students will explore the fundamental aspects of Exercise Science/Sports Medicine. What is Sports Medicine? Medical practice related to physical activity and sport. Care can be provided by a variety of health care professionals.
Human HumanPerformance Performance Injury Management Injury Management Athletic Training Chiropractics Practice of Medicine Family Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant Massage Therapy Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Podiatry Strength & Conditioning Sports Nutrition Exercise Physiology Sports Psychology Biomechanics
Sports Medicine Team Objective 1: Identify members of the Sports Medicine Team. Team of people who have a specific role in the care of the injured athlete. Coach Athlete Parents Team Physician Athletic Trainer Other Allied Health Providers
Coach Ensure athletes are properly conditioned. Trains athletes in correct skill technique. Ensures protective equipment is maintained and fitted properly. Provide proper first aid in the absence of an athletic trainer. Should be CPR/AED certified Refer athletes to appropriate medical providers.
Athlete Train and condition to prevent injury. Be well informed of their injury if hurt. Listen to their body to prevent re-injury.
Parents Important when dealing with athletes in youth sports and/or secondary schools Communication vital regarding the care and injury status of their athlete.
Team Physician Coordinates care with the athletic trainer. Makes decisions relative to care and return to play for the athlete.
Athletic Trainer Involved in all aspects of care. Injury Prevention Initial First Aid & Injury Management Injury Evaluation Rehabilitation Facilitates safe return to play.
Other Allied Health Providers Sometimes the nature of the injury requires involving other providers.