Sports Medicine- Professions
Terms in this set (22)
physical therapy assistant
A health care specialist who works with physical therapists to assist in developing treatment plans for the rehabilitation of injury.
assess and plan for the client to regain ADLs, esp motor skills of the upper extremities; direct care of occupational therapy assistants
monitor and assess cardiovascular and metabolic effects as a result of exercise, along with the replenishment of fluid, and cardiac and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
sports medicine physician
a doctor with a specialization that can aid the sports medicine team in treating the athlete- makes the return to play decision
trained to assume some of the responsibilities for patient care traditionally done by the physician.
emphasize diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
sports massage therapist
Have training and experience in all areas of massage. Skills can be used Pre/Post competition.
advise the athlete on matter related to the psychological aspects of the rehabilitation process. guides them to cope better with the pressures associated with returning to a prior level of performance/pre-injury.
strength and conditioning coaches
advise athletes on training and conditioning programs to increase performance
specialized field dealing with the study and care of the foot
Occupational Therapy Assistant
helps patients develop and recover to maintain the skills needed for daily living- works under the supervision of an occupational therapist
performs surgery to address conditions of the musculoskeletal system requiring surgical intervention.
specialist whom enhances the components of fitness for the general, healthy population
A person who has a degree in nutrition; plans and manages therapeutic diets.
Involved in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to physically active individuals and athletes
Nurse Practioner (NP)
are prepared to provide direct client care in primary care settings, focusing on health promotion, illness prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of common health problems
A person with expertise in analysis of human movement
specialist who develops and assists patients with prostheses
specialist who develops and assists patients with orthotics
provides basic care for medical emergencies, illness, injury- emergency medical technician
An individual who has extensive training in advanced life support, including endotracheal intubation, emergency pharmacology, cardiac monitoring, and other advanced assessment and treatment skills.
provides treatment to prevent disability or restore function through the use of exercise, heat, massage, or other techniques
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