The American Board of Medical Subspecialties and Medicare recognize Sports Medicine as a subspecialty. A sports medicine specialist has extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness and injury. They’re well-equipped to offer comprehensive medical services to athletes, sports teams, and interested people who choose to live a healthier lifestyle. The sport medical specialists are specialists in NS medicine and serve as youth team doctors, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL together with Olympic teams.
Since the 1970s, sport medicine has grown and every year its services require higher demand. As sports and sports injuries become more involved with more and more people, this specialization is demanding more and more doctors. Many athletes don’t want to stop while they’re being wounded. These athletes can be guided by sport doctors and sports therapists on how they can still take part in sport while recovering.
Sports doctors are responsible for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries resulting from sports involvement such as injuries. Sports medical physicians will not only treat an injury but will also explain how to treat an injury properly while still in shape. These health professionals usually treat muscle, bone and joint injuries without surgery.
They are specially trained in the quick diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries and orthopedic (musculoskeletally) lesions, with the objective of restoring the player to sports as quickly as possible and safely. In order to be a sports medicine doctor:
Sport medicine doctors normally work in clinics for sports medicine. Sports teams and organizations can also employ them. They can also volunteer for amateur sport teams and organizations. They also seek to help people practice safely and efficiently to achieve the highest possible performance. This includes prescribing muscle strength training, which is not balanced with other muscles in medical attention.
Dr. Chen sees patients at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Center for Sports Medicine in Walnut Creek, California. He is a board certified Pediatrician and Sports Medicine Doctor that specializes in the non-operative medical treatment of a wide variety of various musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Chen graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and went on to complete Pediatric residency training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (Rutgers), then went on to fellowship training in Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the perennially top ranked children’s hospitals in the nation. There he provided sideline coverage for NCAA Division I athletics at the University of Cincinnati and Miami University (OH). Since graduating, Dr. Chen has continued his love of sports coverage by volunteering for the San Francisco Marathon, the San Francisco Giant Race, and as the team physician for Northgate High School in Walnut Creek. Being a part of The Center for Sports Medicine allows Dr. Chen quick access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, physiatrists, and physical therapists to return you to your highest functional level quickly and safely. Click here to contact us for your next appointment!