Are you missing the Master Blaster in action at the IPL because of his finger injury? Sports medicine is a specialised field of medical science that provides health care for physically active people, especially sportspersons.
What do they do?
It’s ideal for people who love atheletics and fitness. A sports medicine specialist has several responsibilities. These include, selecting sporting talent, evaluating and enhancing human performance, treating sports injuries, etc. He draws on the knowledge of many specialists, including physicians, athletic trainers, physiologists and physical educators. These experts aid in determining the level of training required by athletes to put in their best on the field without injury.
- Excellent diagnostic and treating skills
- You must be able to understand how each sport is played and the injuries common to players
- You must have liaisoning and communication skills
How do I get there?
To be a sports medicine practioner, you have to be an MBBS after which you may have to do the MCI-recognised two-year postgraduate diploma in sports medicine. You can also go abroad for further studies. A sports medicine specialist undergoes training in exercise physiology, conservative practice of orthopaedics and rehabilitation and allied subjects.