Sports medicine

Sports medicine is a field based on the knowledge and application of classical medical specialties and other fields such as exercise science, biomechanics or psychology. It specialises in various aspects of sports health and cares for amateur and professional athletes as well as people who participate in sports for health reasons.

Responsibilities of sports medicine

  • Treatment of health problems associated with sporting activity (accidents, overuse injuries, illnesses)
  • Assessment of the health status and sporting performance of a person who wishes to take part in sport regularly and intensively
  • Performance improvement for athletes of all ages (training, nutrition, recovery, doping risks, sports equipment, etc.)
  • Elaboration of more advanced advice (sporting activity during pregnancy, underwater sports, etc.)

Core competences

  • Musculoskeletal problems: Patients mainly turn to sports medicine when they have musculoskeletal problems (accidents, overuse injuries). Surgical intervention is required in only 5-10% of cases. Diagnostic radiology is of great importance.
  • Assessment of sports health status: The sports physician can take stock of the patient's health status as part of sports medicine checks (medical history, clinical check, ECG, blood sampling) and in some cases make an objective assessment of the patient's physical condition through laboratory tests and other types of tests (ergometry, spiroergometry, isokinetic test to assess strength, lactate dynamics, etc.).
  • Nutritional and pharmacological controls: The sports physician can be consulted to obtain further information or to carry out controls related to nutrition and pharmacological treatment.

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