Program Goals & Objectives
Jun 12, 2012 05:51 PM
Develop expertise in performing a sports injury/illness history and focused exam, and from that information, form a complete differential diagnosis.
Develop and supervise a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan.
Gain competence in dealing with common medical problems of sport.
Develop knowledge of the use of bracing, splinting and casting.
Develop expertise in joint and soft tissue injections.
Develop knowledge of the use of physical therapy modalities.
Develop teaching skills to further the education of others in the area of sports medicine.
Understand the importance of the role of the primary care, sports medicine trained physician in the follow-up evaluation, management, prevention, screening and health maintenance of the competitive and recreational athlete.
Serve as team physician, working with athletic trainers in managing musculoskeletal injuries, sports-related issues and concussion.
Perform duties of the sideline physician.
Be available for consultation with the athletic trainer.
Develop expertise in assessing sports-related and general musculoskeletal injuries and developing an appropriate differential diagnosis.
Order appropriate radiographic studies to confirm the diagnosis.
Understand surgical indications for musculoskeletal injuries.