What is Sports Medicine?
Sports Medicine Specialists are physicians with a primary certification who obtain 1-2 years additional training in Sports Medicine through recognized fellowship programs.
SPORTS MEDICINE RESOURCES
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine – Amssm.org
- American College of Sports Medicine – Acsm.org
Videos – Sports Medicine Overview
- Physical Therapy at Medicine in Motion
- Physical Therapy Before and After Surgery
- Cost of Physical Therapy
- Non-Invasive Physical Therapy
- Concussion Baseline Testing
- Signs of a Concussion
- What is a Concussion?
- Serratus Anterior Mobility
- Pain Ball Basics – Hip
- Pain Ball Basics – Shoulder
- Text Neck
- Bedtime Jaw
- Barefoot Running Prep
What is an Athletic Trainer?
Certified ATs are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.
ATHLETIC TRAINING RESOURCES
- National Athletic Trainers’ Association – Nata.org
- Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association – TSATA.com
- The Southwest Athletic Trainers’ Association – SWATA.org
Strength Training and Conditioning
What is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist?
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate.
STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING RESOURCES
- National Strength & Conditioning Association – NSCA.org
- National Academy of Sports Medicine – NASM.org
Why is nutrition important?
Nutrition is important for everyone because food gives our bodies the nutrients they need to stay healthy, grow, and work properly.
- American Dietetic Association – Eatright.org
- American Heart Association – Americanheart.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Cdc.gov
- Nutrition Action – Cspinet.org
What is massage therapy?
Massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance the function and promote relaxation and well-being.