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The Profession and The Practitioner
History of Sports Medicine
Greeks and Romans-mystics and priests served as doctors or healersEast Asia-Toaistpriests and monks in ChinaSports linked to cults and healing ritualsMany cultures of the ancient world had healers, but the coupling of medicine and sports/fitness began with the Greeks and RomansPlato (427-347 BC) already called medicinea sister art to that of physical exerciseDoctors used to treat injuries of the Gladiators
History of Sports Medicine
1847-American Medical Association (AMA) foundedLate 1800s- athletic training as we know it came into existence with the establishment of collegiate athletics in the United StatesPost WWI- athletic training began to evolve rapidly with the appearance of the athletic trainer in intercollegiate athletics1920s-Cramer family started a chemical company and began producing liniment to treat ankle sprains1928- Olympics- first committee was formed with the task of organizing the International Congress of Sports Medicine-first time doctors used to actually help prevent injuries instead of just treating them as the occurred1933-American Academy ofOrthopaedicSurgeons (AAOS) founded
History of Sports Medicine
1950-National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) founded in Kansas City by 200 athletic trainers1954-American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) founded; originally called the Federation of Sports Medicine1968-Summer Olympics-team of doctors traveled with the Canadian athletes; Dr. J.C. Kennedy, also founder of Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine1972-first medical team to be officially associated with the Olympics
History of Sports Medicine
1989-BOC established as independent non-profitorganziation2002-NFL(Pittsburg Steelers) hired its first female athletic trainer,ArikoIso2014-President Obama raises awareness for the concussions epidemic in youth sports; advocates ATs in schools
Settings
Traditional- colleges and secondary schools (primarily athletic populations)Hospitals/clinicsIndustrial settingProfessional sportsMilitaryNASCARPhysician extendersMedical equipment/pharmaceutical salesNASA
Sports Medicine Team
Sports Medicine
Performance Enhancement
Injury Care & Management
Exercise PhysiologyBiomechanicsSport PsychologySports NutritionStrength & ConditioningPersonal FitnessCoachingPhysical Education
MedicineAthletic TrainingPhysical TherapyMassage TherapyDentistryOsteopathic MedicineOrthotists/ProsthetistsChiropracticPodiatryEMT
The Athletic Trainer
AMA recognized athletic training as an allied health care profession in 1990Athletic trainers functionunder the directionof a physicianAre regulated bystate practice acts
The Athletic Trainer
In order to become an athletic trainer…Graduate from an accredited curriculumPrograms are accredited by CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training EducationSC-College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, University of SC, Erskine, Lander, Winthrop, LimestoneGA-Georgia College and State University, Georgia Southern University, North Georgia, University of Georgia, Valdosta StateSit for the national exam given by the BOCComplete your state’s licensing procedures (47 states)SC-DHECFill out application, pay afeeMust renew every two years; have to attend 2 DHEC approved courses within the 2 years
The Athletic Trainer
To maintain BOC certificationMust acquire50ceu’s(continuing education units) every2yearsMaintain current CPR certificationBe in good standingPay dues
Roles and Responsibilities of an ATC
1. Risk ManagementTraining and ConditioningEnvironmental ConditionsEquipmentNutritionMedications
2. Recognition, Evaluation, and Assessment of InjuriesPre-Participation Physical ExamInjury EvaluationReferrals
Roles and Responsibilities of an ATC
3. Immediate Care of Injuries and IllnessFirst Aid (injury management)CPRTriage
4. Treatment, Rehabilitation, and ReconditioningRehabilitation of InjuryModalitiesReturn to PlayCounseling
Roles and Responsibilities of an ATC
5. Organization and AdministrationRecord KeepingBudgetInsuranceSupervision of ATSPolicies, Procedures, and ProtocolsOrdering Supplies
6. Professional ResponsibilitiesCode of EthicsLaws and Regulations (Scope of Practice)Decision Making (care of athletes)Conferences/ResearchEducation of students, parents, and general public
Personal Qualities of the Athletic Trainer
Stamina, ability to adapt, problem solver, empathetic, sense of humor, good communication skills, intellectual curiosity, ethical
The Athletic Trainer
Number 1 reason for leaving the profession is BURNOUT due to:hoursExpectations (athletes, parents, coaches, administration)Number of athletes (too many)Not enough payLack of time off
Sports Medicine Professional Organizations
GoalsDevising and maintaining professional standards and ethicsCollaboration, stimulate research, and promote critical thinkingProvide different opinions, opportunities, and resources

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