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  1. The Sports Medicine Team David Smith MS ATC Sports Medicine 1

  2. Sports Medicine • Encompasses a wide variety of areas of sports related to performance and injury • Athletic Training • Biomechanics • Exercise Physiology • Massage Therapist • Physical Therapy • Sports Nutrition • Sports Psychology • Physician (Surgical and Non-Surgical)

  3. Athletic Training • Specific to the prevention, treatment, evaluation and rehabilitation of injuries

  4. Sports Medicine Teams • Primary Sports Medicine Team • Athletic Trainer • Athlete • Coach • Physician • Parent The athlete is the main concern!! They often get caught in the middle Communication is Key!! It is the most important aspect of the Team

  5. Primary Sports Medicine Team • Athletic Trainer • Most intimately involved with the athlete • Deals with the athlete from initial injury to return to play (1 Day-12 Months) • Roles are: • Prevention • Evaluate • Treat • Rehab • Administration • Counseling and Guidance • Professional Development

  6. Primary Sports Medicine Team • Athlete • Do what is asked of you • Work Hard • Show up everyday • Have a good attitude (Be Positive) • Be Respectful of everyone

  7. Primary Sports Medicine Team • Coach • Is directly responsible for preventing injuries • Teach proper form and technique • Must be 1st aid and CPR certified • Be aware of environmental factors • A COACH SHOULD COACH and let the ATHLETIC TRAINER DO THEIR JOB, have RESPECT for each other!!

  8. Primary Sports Medicine Team • Physician • Ultimately responsible for directing the overall health of the athletes • Athletic Trainer works under the Physician’s supervision • Physician should be an advisor and supervisor to the ATC and the Coach. • They have the final say regarding an injury!!

  9. Physician Continued • Compile Medical Histories, Physicals • Diagnose Injuries • Determine playing status or disqualification • Attend games when possible

  10. Secondary Sports Medicine Team • Physical Therapist • Physician Assistant • Massage Therapist • Chiropractor • Nurses • Dentist • Podiatrist • Pediatrician • Neurologist • Hematologist • Acupuncturist • Oriental Medicine • Naturopaths • Strength Coach • MORE ?????