Primary care sports medicine is a specialty with an emphasis on all medical conditions and illnesses related to athletes of all ages, sports and levels of competition. Caring for athletes and active individuals, sports medicine provides the consultative and continuous treatment of orthopaedic, medical, nutritional and psychosocial issues.
What is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician?
From head injuries, ankle sprains, and tendonitis to muscles strains, stress fractures and asthma, a primary care sports medicine physician cares for all medical conditions related to sports. Sports-medicine physicians receive additional training in the non-musculoskeletal aspects of sport medicine. Typically focusing on non-surgical modalities such as rehabilitation, injection therapy or braces, primary care physicians will evaluate the athlete and develop an appropriate plan to work toward returning the athlete to his or her previous level of activity.