Medical Specialist: Sports Medicine
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) offers subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine to board-certified specialists in Emergen...

Table of Contents
powered by healthline

Average Ratings

Medical Specialist: Sports Medicine

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) offers subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine to board-certified specialists in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. It is a different subspecialty than Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, which is a subspecialty of Orthopaedic Surgery. Sports Medicine specialists are qualified to provide medical coverage for athletic events for school age and professional athletes. Sports Medicine specialists are qualified to treat individuals with sports, fitness or recreational-activity-related injuries.

Associated Injuries

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Repetitive stress injuries (RSI)
  • Bruises
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints

Reference:

American Board of Medical Specialties, 2006-2008.

Written by: JC Jones MA, RN
Last Updated: February 20, 2008
Published By: Healthline Networks Inc.
Licensed from
Top of page
General Drug Tools
General Drug Tools view all tools
Tools for
Healthy Living
Tools for Healthy Living view all tools
Search Tools
Search Tools view all tools
Insurance Plan Tools
Insurance Plan Tools view all tools