What Is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is an exciting healthcare specialty that focuses on helping people prevent sports/musculoskeletal injuries, recover from sports injuries, and enhance their athletic performance. Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes. As athletic participation becomes more popular for people of all ages, there is an ever-increasing need for these services.
The FastMed Sports Medicine program is currently only available at select clinics in Arizona.
What Is A Sports Medicine Provider?
Sports medicine providers are medical professionals who posses in-depth knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries and their management. Sports medicine physicians have most often received additional qualifications in sports medicine after completing specialized training known as fellowships. Other sports medicine providers, such as physician assistants, earn their qualifications through specialized training and experience in the field of sports medicine and orthopedics. When you visit a sports injury clinic, the provider should have a proven track record diagnosing and treating sports injuries and operates under the supervision of a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician.
What Sport Has The Most Injuries?
Surprising to some, basketball players are most susceptible to athletic injuries, followed closely by cyclists. Of course, football and soccer injuries rank near the top. But did you expect swimming to also be a common cause of sports-related injuries? The number of injuries caused by a sport is probably related to the number of people who play the sport as much as it is due to the risks of the sport. For instance, there are more basketball injuries than football because the latter is primarily played by boys and young men. On the other hand, basketball is played by both sexes in every age group.