Sports medicine is often divided into three categories: clinical sports medicine, sports surgery, and the physiology of exercise. Whether you are a star athlete or a weekend warrior, sports medicine deals with injuries or illnesses that result from your participation sports and athletic activities. Clinical sports medicine includes the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries, and exercise and nutrition programs to maintain peak physical ability.
Sports surgery treats injuries from contact sports through surgical procedures. And, exercise physiology looks at the body’s response to physical stress, concentrating on the science and preservation of fitness, and the role of fitness in the prevention and treatment of disease.