Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Roles of the primary care sports medicine physician:

  • Specialize in the non-operative management of orthopedic problems
  • Works closely with orthopedic surgeons
  • Evaluates athletes, “weekend warrior,” and other active individuals
  • Treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and other conditions
  • Manages athletes with acute and chronic medical issues
  • Counsels on sports performance exercise prescriptions, use of supplements and ergogenic aids
  • Educates about injury prevention
  • Manages sports concussion
  • Guides decisions about returning to play
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle
  • Leads the sports medicine team (compromised of orthopedic surgeons and other physician consultants, athletic trainers, physical therapists, coaches, and administrators)
  • Serves the local community by providing coverage for athletic events
  • Conducts research on sports medicine-related issues