What is sports medicine (sport medicine)?
Sports medicine is a specialized field of medicine focusing on the various medical aspects of sports practice and physical activity. Contrary to popular belief, sport medicine is not reserved solely for high-level athletes and competitors. It can also be useful in preventing potential sports injuries and encouraging patients to practise sports.
In sports medicine, the physiology and biology of sport is studied: metabolism, the body’s adjustment to effort, overtraining, fatigue and recovery. This specialty also studies the specifics of practising sports based on patients’ age and health condition. Among the services provided, sports physicians identify, diagnose and treat sports-related injuries and diseases, recommend exercise programs, coordinate rehabilitation and the eventual return to the practice of sports.
The purpose of sports medicine is to treat sports-related afflictions, particularly various trauma (bone, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.) that fall under the category of sports traumatology.
This discipline is highly specific, since it requires precise knowledge about various sports.
Located in the heart of Montréal, our clinic has two physiatrists with a subspecialty in sports medicine. They are certified by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). They are available to answer your questions and meet your needs.
For more information about sports medicine, please follow this link http://casem-acmse.org/