Sports Medicine

FootballAs part of their practices, family physicians need to be able to treat athletes and physically active individuals of all ages to ensure overall health and well-being. In addition to providing routine primary health care, family physicians dedicated to sports medicine provide a broad range of care to active individuals that include non-operative management of musculoskeletal problems,  pre-participation examinations, strength-training and nutrition counseling, as well as management of acute or chronic illnesses to ensure safe and optimal sports performances.

In addition to our two 4-week rotations in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, we offer a Primary Care Sports Medicine Track.  Residents who choose a concentration in Sports Medicine have an additional curriculum in which they receive further training in sports medicine areas with the opportunity to develop personalized experiences with our own faculty, UTMB Health System faculty and facilities, or with our wide network of physicians. Residents electing this track work closely with the Galveston Independent School District athletic programs, serving collaboratively as on-site team physicians with the trainers and faculty at high school football games, throughout the entire season.  

Residents who have pursued this track have gained valuable experience in acute sports injury clinics, pre-participation physical examinations, casting and splinting, ancillary care (physical therapy/occupational therapy) and procedures such as  knee, trochanteric, and subacromial injections. 

Upon completion of a concentration in sports medicine, residents will be prepared to address sports medicine-related care issues in their own practice. They will also have a sound foundation of knowledge to build upon if they desire to pursue further training in a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.    Upon completion of a concentration in sports medicine, residents will be prepared to address sports medicine-related care issues in their own practice. They will also have a sound foundation of knowledge to build upon if they desire to pursue further training in a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.    Upon completion of a concentration in sports medicine, residents will be prepared to address sports medicine-related care issues in their own practice. They will also have a sound foundation of knowledge to build upon if they desire to pursue further training in a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.    Upon completion of a concentration in sports medicine, residents will be prepared to address sports medicine-related care issues in their own practice. They will also have a sound foundation of knowledge to build upon if they desire to pursue further training in a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.   futbol
    




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