sport medicine

What is a Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician? Sports Medicine doctors have special expertise in sports injuries but also in exercise medicine. A Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Physician has completed one to two years of additional training through an accredited Fellowship Program and has passed a National Board exam to earn a Diploma in Sports Medicine. Many Fellowship programs require fellows to complete a Masters of Science in addition to their speciality training in Sports Medicine. Sports Medicine doctors can help with the diagnosis and the non surgical management of injury. 90% of...
Sport Medicine. A recent question was asked about ongoing shortness of breath with training. While often this simply reflects fitness level it is VERY important to be aware that exercise can be the first way that a medical condition becomes symptomatic. This is because exercise is a stress on the body. Usually a good stress, but if there is a hidden disease process it may become symptomatic for the first time when you exercise. For example, ongoing shortness of breath can be a symptom of asthma, heart disease, anemia or a hormonal imbalance. So, if the symptom persists you should see your...