n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Sports medicine for the general practitioner : guest editorial

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Sports medicine is practised by those who care for the exercising individual, whether s/he is an elite competitor or a recreational athlete. Sports medicine comprises the impact of injury on healthy individuals and those affected by disease states, as well as the effects of exercise on the body in an altered physiological or environmental state, e.g. at high altitude or in heat. Like other areas of medicine, sports medicine (especially during the past 15 years) has advanced rapidly. When I first started reading about sports medicine and attending sports medicine meetings, the subject matter was primarily 'gym changing-room' medicine. ..

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