sports medicine


Definition of sports medicine

: a field of medicine concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports

Examples of sports medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reggie Scott, the Rams' senior director of sports medicine and performance, said Thursday that nobody else in the Rams' organization has fallen ill during the coronavirus pandemic. Fox News, "Rams shut down complex after Allen's positive COVID-19 test," 17 Apr. 2020 Iafrate, who immigrated to the United States from Canada, says she's lived in the US for 13 years, completing a residency program at the Mayo Clinic and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa. Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN, "The US denied her green card application while she treated coronavirus patients. She says it's a slap in the face," 6 May 2020 What’s going on sports medicine sort of parallels that at a much different level of course. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Spurs not ready to open practice gym," 6 May 2020 The trend is touching professional sports and changing sports medicine. Craig S. Smith, New York Times, "Want to Be Better at Sports? Listen to the Machines," 8 Apr. 2020 Sparks trainer Courtney Watson, in gray T-shirt, with interns from her Court’s Corner sports medicine program. Los Angeles Times, "Pandemic puts the Drew League family’s summer in jeopardy," 5 Apr. 2020 Since the 2009-10 case, San Jose State has changed its sports medicine policies to bar the type of touching Shaw allegedly did without explicit consent and the presence of a chaperone. USA Today, "San Jose State reinvestigates claims athletic trainer inappropriately touched swimmers," 17 Apr. 2020 Here, The Wall Street Journal highlights some emerging innovations of sports medicine, based on research at medical centers and university laboratories. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "How to Build a Better Athlete," 11 Mar. 2020 After meeting Wednesday with head coach Steve Kerr and director of sports medicine and performance Rick Celebrini, Curry was cleared to return against the Raptors. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors’ Steph Curry on return from injury: ‘New normal I’m dealing with’," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sports medicine

1952, in the meaning defined above

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28 May 2020

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“Sports medicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sports medicine

: a field of medicine that relates to the prevention and treatment of injuries and other health problems that affect people who play sports

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Medical Definition of sports medicine

: a medical specialty concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports

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