Chapter 1: Sports Medicine
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The study and application of scientific and medical knowledge to aspects of exercise and injury prevention.
Athlete's Circle of Care
All individuals involved in care of the athlete
A physician who specializes in sports medicine and helps the athlete maximize function and minimize time away from sports, work, or school
The primary physician in the care of the athlete
Physicians Assistant (PA)
A mid-level heath care practitioner who works interdependently with physicians to provide diagnostic and therapeutic care.
Physical Therapist (PT)
A health care specialist who is responsible for preforming treatments that require special training in therapeutic exercises, hydrotherapy, and electrotherapy; and for preforming procedures dealing with individual muscles and muscular movement.
Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
A health care specialist who works with physical therapists at assist in developing treatment plans for the rehabilitation of injury.
A health care specialist who provides conservative management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders and functional clinical conditions.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
A specialist who designs and implements safe and effective strength and conditioning programs.
National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
A specialist who designs and implements safe and effective strength and conditioning programs with individual clients.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Fitness certifying organization founded in 1985. Provides certification for Personal Trainer, Group Fitness, Instructor, and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant.
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Was founded in 1987. It provides education and credentials for fitness, sports performance, and sports medicine professionals.
A health care specialist who designs special diets with the goal of enhancing athletic performance.
a specialist who works with athletes to recover from serious injury through emotional support and motivation.