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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Recent Examples on the Web Twin Cities Orthopedics, already on the Viking Lakes campus, is the official sports medicine provider of USA Curling. Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, "USA Curling joins Minnesota Vikings, tennis, lacrosse, e-sports at Eagan development," 30 Apr. 2021 Moore and her team of multicultural women executives design, market and manage personal brands for esports athletes, traditional athletes, sports medicine professionals and influencers. Cheryl Robinson, Forbes, "How This Physician Created An Esports Branding And Marketing Company," 18 Apr. 2021 The athletic department will also adopt a new sports medicine chaperone policy. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, "San Jose State makes changes in wake of sexual abuse case, reinvestigates 2009 inquiry," 16 Apr. 2021 Bridgham, 67, was a sports medicine specialist and worked at the Rio and Salt Lake City Olympic Games. Fox News, "Rhode Island man accused of killing ex-Olympic chiropractor blames his therapist in lawsuit," 10 Apr. 2021 From late 2019 through the middle of last year, UAMS hired seven orthopedists or sports medicine doctors as clinical assistant professors at an average salary of $500,000. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "Fueling the boom," 10 Apr. 2021 And athletic director Robinson outlined efforts to enhance day-to-day necessities for the entire athletic program, including sports medicine, nutrition, strength and conditioning and academic support. Jarrett Bell, USA Today, "This is the right time for 'Coach Prime,' Deion Sanders, to lead Jackson State. 'It was a calling.'," 15 Apr. 2021 Renowned architect Marlon Blackwell will design a 185,000-square-foot building for UAMS' orthopedic and sports medicine program. Rex Nelson, Arkansas Online, "Fueling the boom," 10 Apr. 2021 The Orlando Magic also broke ground on their new $70 million training facility, which also features a sports medicine clinic by AdventHealth. Amanda Rabines,, "Pandemic spawned real estate winners and losers in Central Florida," 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of sports medicine

1952, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2021

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“Sports medicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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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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