Monday, July 8, 2013

About Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that specializes in the treatment and prevention of certain injuries from the performance of sports or exercise. Athletes often need special treatment because of the high demands of their sports. Sports medicine is not just physical therapy, it also involves a personal and professional relationship with the athletes as a way for them to keep tab of their athletes' choices and their lifestyle that might compromise their health.

Sports medicine centers offer different treatments for sports-related injuries for athletes at every level to help them regain their optimum level of performance. Most of these treatment centers offer the most advanced treatments, the latest technology, and the most compassionate care that a patient could ever receive.

According to the American Academy of Sports Medicine, 3 million children aged 14 and under get hurt annually by playing sports. The growth of youth sports also contribute to the increasing number of sports-related injuries. Preventing injuries is always a precaution during play, as important as encouraging kids to play and enjoy sports.

Sports medicine specialists may include primary care physicians who can treat minor, yet excruciating musculosketal conditions, as well as orthopedic surgeons trained in advanced surgical techniques. These doctors are trained to warn athletes against using their bodies when there is clearly not enough flexibility for the activity, or against poor technique or inordinate training or intensity when recovery or rest hasn't been completed.   


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