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

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Hard sand, on the other hand, can be pretty compact and firm, and may feel a lot closer to concrete, says Elizabeth Barchi, M.D., sports medicine doctor at NYU Langone Health. Amy Marturana, SELF, "5 Things to Know Before Working Out on the Beach," 6 Apr. 2019 For instance, some of us are simply born with a smaller-than-usual spinal canal, which may lead to pain at a younger age, Jessalyn Adam, M.D., attending sports medicine physician at Mercy Medical Center, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "New York Mets Player David Wright Announced He's Retiring Due to Spinal Stenosis," 4 Oct. 2018 Twenty years ago, Canadian sports medicine physician Dr. Donald C. McKenzie published a study that suggested upper body exercise could be beneficial for women suffering or recovering from breast cancer. Lauren Lumpkin,, "Baltimore dragon boat competition unites racers from all walks of life," 24 June 2018 He's appeared at ceremonies for the schools, which focus on sports medicine, marketing, business and management. Fox News, "LeBron James joins other celebrities who launched schools," 31 July 2018 More: How Little Caesars Arena transitions from hockey to basketball to concerts The center, expected to open in 2020, would expand DMC's sports medicine services and create 20 to 30 new jobs, according to DMC's CEO Dr. Anthony Tedeschi. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "DMC to open sports medicine center next to Little Caesars Arena," 6 June 2018 The injuries were not necessarily a coincidence, according to Dr. Benjamin Davis, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with the Northwestern Medical Group who has not treated Tilson. Daniel I. Dorfman,, "White Sox prospect Charlie Tilson is healthy, upbeat after rash of injuries," 4 Apr. 2018 An expert in sports medicine and orthopedics, Amann serves as the WWE’s senior ringside physician. Michael Mccann,, "Could CM Punk and Colt Cabana Be Found Culpable for Defamation?," 31 May 2018 Plank’s $25 million gift is going toward redeveloping Cole Field House into an indoor football practice facility with centers for sports medicine and entrepreneurship. Sarah Meehan,, "University of Maryland launches its largest fundraising campaign to date," 14 May 2018

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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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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