Sports medicine deals with both physical fitness (e.g. exercises, nutrition and ergonomics) and the prevention and treatment of injuries related to sports. It is a newly emerging field and where today nearly all professional athletes and sports teams will obtain input from a specialist in sports medicine, for training and for competition.
Sports medicine specialists design and preside over training regimes to restore function to injured patients. They will need to liaise with many other disciplines such as orthopaedic surgeons, sports psychologists and occupational therapists. They can also specialise in certain fields such as treating injuries in children or in a particular sport or type of activity.
Some of the most common injuries treated by those working in the field of sports medicine include:
- Sprained ankle
- Pulled groin
- Hamstring strain
- Knee injuries such as ACL tear
- Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
- Stress fractures
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Heat illness, dehydration, fungal infection
- Cartilage injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
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Experts in sports medicine can provide opinions on a range of issues including:
- Investigating the causes and degree of sporting injuries
- Estimating recovery time from injury
- Recommending optimum rehabilitation practices
- Assessing the ergonomics of training regimes and appropriate equipment to minimise future sporting injuries
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Better Health Channel - Sports injuries
Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains, joint injuries and nose bleeds. Medical investigation is important, as leaving an injury untreated can have far more severe consequences.
Sports Medicine Australia – Resources and Advice
A collection of Fact Sheets organised by sports.
Wilson v Nilepac Pty Ltd t/as Vision Personal Training (Crows Nest)  NSWCA 63
A barrister was injured whilst exercising with a personal trainer, sustaining a right-sided prolapse of his intervertebral disc. The case considered whether the exercises recommended by the trainer led to the injury and who was liable.
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