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is sports medicine a medical specialty

- considered a multidisciplinary field of practice


who is considered a competitive athlete?

- collegiate, olympic, and professional sports
- everything else is recreational


primary focus of sports medicine

rapid recovery of the injured athlete, which drives many innovations in the field
- Its function is not only curative and rehabilitative, but especially preventive


requirements for podiatric sports medicine

Basic knowledge of the unique demands placed on athletes.

Emotional needs must be addressed, as must physiological, biomechanical and metabolic.

Well versed in sport-specific biomechanics and kinetics, injury patterns and velocity, and rehabilitation exercises unique to sports or positions in team sports


podiatric sports med goals

Age related injuries and prevention measures must be appreciated as well as general medical factors.

Return athletes to sports competition in better condition than they were before injury.

Imparting to the athlete increased awareness of the mechanism of injury and what can be done to prevent future injury


overuse v. chronic static injuries

Chronic but improving or having the ability to improve “overuse” injuries

Chronic but not improving or “chronic static” injuries


define overuse syndromes

Refers to a chronic injury resulting from excessive repetition of a common activity or performance of an activity to which an individual is unable to tolerate


contributing factors to overuse syndromes

Poor training habits
Biomechanical faults
Individual physical response
to repetitive minor insults


Overuse phenomena are likely to result in ...

peritendinitis followed by attenuation of the tendon and eventual rupture


Acute severe trauma most likely causes ...

myotendinous junction disruption for avulsion fracture at soft tissue/bone interface


"Rule of Three"

-- When standing equal body weight is distributed on feet.
-- When walking 1 to 1.5 times body weight is distributed on the weight-bearing foot.
--- When running 3 times bodyweight is distributed on the weight-bearing foot.
-- Even minor imbalances are magnified 3 times with running


stages of injury

- denial
- anger
- down playing
- depression
- acceptance and commitment to recovery
- fear of re-injury


who best to provide support to injured athletes?

the person treating them (you)