Sport medicine combines the fields of exercise science/physiology, psychology, sociology, athletic training, medicine, and human performance. Today, it is becoming even more of a team-based approach to prevention, treatments, and returning to sports. Together, with your physician, sports medicine is used as a combination of performance enhancement and injury care/management.
Athletic Training is practiced by athletic trainers and health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses:
- Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
- Intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
Certified Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses.
Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as:
- Injury/illness prevention
- First aid and emergency care
- Assessment of injury/illness
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Therapeutic modalities
Typical patients and clients served by athletic trainers include:
- Recreational, amateur, and professional athletes
- Individuals who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries
- Those seeking strength, conditioning, fitness, and performance enhancement
Avera Sports Institute
CORE Orthopedics Avera Medical Group works closely with the Avera Sports Institute to provide outstanding orthopedic care for athletes training at the ASI.
The Avera Sports Institute provides high-end athletic training and conditioning programs for a variety of sport activities including baseball, football, volleyball, golf, weight training, running and soccer. ASI athletes benefit from the expert orthopedic care provided by the CORE specialists.
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