Do Sports medicine doctors only treat sports related injuries?
No, Sports medicine physicians treat sports related injuries and are excellent resources for individuals who wish to become active in an exercise program. They treat injuries to joint, muscles or bones. Sports medicine doctors can also address issues you may have about nutrition and help pediatric age children in prevention of injuries.
For the active patient or industrial worker who experiences an injury, the same expertise is used to return them back to full function as quickly as possible.
Sports medicine physicians have to obtain a board certification and then have a one to two years of additional training in sports medicine through an accredited Fellowship (subspecialty) program in sports medicine.
Sports medicine physicians are trained to treat a large area of orthopedic and sports related injuries.