What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is a discipline, which is a sub-branch of medicine that involves the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. The discipline of sports medicine encourages education through prescription of exercise and movements and may use it to have an early intervention to lifestyle induced disease such as diabetes. While sports medicine was initially focused on elite level athletes for preventing and treatment of their injuries, it also plays an important role in chronic disease prevention and management, and in caring for the elderly who are prone to musculoskeletal injuries. Besides the obvious benefits of exercise, it helps to improve social functioning, well-being, have a healthier heart, be pain free movements, and decreasing inflammation in the body.
Sports Medicine Physician's education
Outside of Singapore:
In Singapore, doctors are trained for a minimum of 5 additional years before they become specialists in the field.